On Monday, twenty-two people peacefully obstructed the entrance to the building that houses the State Department’s offices in downtown Chicago. They were then arrested without incident. Last week in London, several protesters were arrested inside the Parliament building after attempting to disrupt a speech by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Show More Summary
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Data intrusion: New Jersey quote of the day. Keystone XL builders won't use high-tech methods to detect leaks: TransCanada Corp. (TRP), which says Keystone XL will be the safest pipeline ever built, isn’t...Show More Summary
As the Obama administration’s decision regarding whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline draws nearer, the latest disaster is raising serious concerns about the safety of Canada’s rapidly expanding pipeline network. A massive toxic waste spill from an oil and gas operation in northern Alberta is being called one of the largest recent environmental [...]
Twenty-two people were arrested the morning of June 17 after staging a sit-in at the U.S. State Department?s Chicago office to protest the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The action in President Obama?s hometown is the first of a series of planned acts of civil disobedience this summer calling on the administration to reject the controversial pipeline. Show More Summary
Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.
The biggest decision of President Obama's two-term presidency looms ahead, and environmentalists are increasingly concerned that Obama will cave to fossil fuel interests and approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Now we can add former vice president Al Gore to
President Obama has reportedly told Democratic Party donors at closed-door fundraisers that he will unveil a new climate change plan in July, with separate actions that could potentially address the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline project and the EPA’s emissions guidelines for new and existing power plants. The White House is still working out the [...]
“Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! The Keystone pipeline got’s to go!” That was a protest chant from a march outside Washington D.C. where environmentalists called on President Obama to reject TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP)’s Keystone XL pipeline earlier this year. While North America is in the midst of an energy boom, politics is preventing the construction of [...]
News broke recently that the 37 House votes to repeal Obamacare cost taxpayers $55 million. The House has voted for Keystone XL eight times, and Oil Change International says the House members who voted for it took six times as much money from the oil industry as their colleagues who voted against. Show More Summary
The construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline’s southern leg is underway in Oklahoma and Texas. Depending on your worldview, extracting oil is either a boon for jobs and industry, or it’s the most potent symbol of ecocide within industrial culture. Show More Summary
Keystone XL Activists Labeled Possible Eco-Terrorists in Internal TransCanada Documents (via Desmogblog) Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada - owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline...Show More Summary
Buried in a rule on microwave ovens is a change in the U.S. government's accounting for carbon emissions that could have implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone XL pipeline. The increase of the social cost of carbon,...Show More Summary
In other words, hold onto your wallets, as Obama speaks to people whom which he wants to provide open wallets (Bloomberg) With his administration under pressure from environmentalists to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, President Barack Obama plans to unveil a package of separate actions next month focused on curbing U.S. Show More Summary
Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada - owner of the hotly-contested Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline - has colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling non-violent activists as possible...Show More Summary
TransCanada's presentation to law enforcement agencies says the protesters are potentially violent. Protesters respond: WTF?
Former Vice President Al Gore released his mud chakra Tuesday, slinging the slime at the Koch brothers. Speaking of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Gore stated: And they want to put a pipeline right down through very environmentally sensitive parts of our country so they can export it from the Gulf of Mexico to China. Show More Summary
Another item the Obama Administration doesn’t seem to be comfortable talking about: The updated social cost of carbon (SCC). Why? Because the new estimates can cause the Administration a serious headache when it comes to the upcoming...Show More Summary
One of our great writers, Don Lieber, has created a petition on MoveOn.org targeted at Obama that I thought was worth quickly passing along. It’s a Father’s Day petition pushing Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Here’s...Show More Summary
If he opens the door to exploitation of the tar sands, he sends the signal to oil, coal and gas companies around the world that the one president who actually got climate change, didn't have the courage to stand up for what was right and protect the birthright of future generations--a healthy planet.