The Case for Keystone XL

March 6, 2013 by Mark Green

Keystone XL Pipeline

More from around the web on the new State Department draft analysis of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which, again, proved the economic benefits and lack of negative impacts .[read more]

The $1 Trillion Choice

February 22, 2013 by Mark Green

While the White House talks again about raising taxes on oil and natural gas companies, let’s look at the starkly different outcomes – in terms of revenue for government – from two policy paths.[read more]

Keystone XL: Pyrrhic Victory Ahead?

February 22, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

The State Department's decision on the cross-border permit is expected within a few months. But Keystone could prove a Pyrrhic victory for either environmentalists or the energy industry.[read more]

Climate Impacts from the Keystone XL Pipeline

February 18, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch

EPA has estimated that Keystone XL would increase annual carbon emissions by up to 27.6 MMt CO2e annually - the equivalent of seven coal-fired power plants operating continuously or having 6.2 million cars on the road for 50 years.[read more]

Why Keystone XL is Not in the U.S. National Interest

February 11, 2013 by A Siegel

Secretary of State John Kerry’s first major international meeting came with Canadian foreign minister John Baird. At the press conference, Secretary Kerry faced questions about Keystone XL.[read more]

Keystone XL: John Kerry and His Canadian Counterpart

February 10, 2013 by Kevin Grandia

Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. In any such bilateral meeting, it is paramount that each participant trust the words of their counterpart.[read more]

60 Groups to John Kerry: Prioritize Climate Change, Reject Keystone XL

February 8, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch

Sixty organizations have asked newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry to take strong action on climate change including rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.[read more]


Why Should the Obama Administration Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

February 7, 2013 by John Miller

The Keystone XL Project has been a political hot potato for the Obama Administration. Approving the project will benefit the economy and energy security, while blocking the project could possibly help mitigate climate change. The question becomes, which decision has the greatest overall benefits compared to the costs, and will most benefit the U.S. overall?[read more]

Interview On Climate, Obama, Keystone, and More [VIDEO]

February 5, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Peter Sinclair, the uber-videographer turns his camera on the author.[read more]


Rethinking Opposition to Keystone XL

February 4, 2013 by David Lewis

If the "movement" succeeds in persuading Obama he needs to spend some of his limited political capital by refusing to approve Keystone XL, there will be less political capital available to accomplish whatever else Obama may decide can also be done.[read more]

Will Climate Change Hawk Kerry Kill Keystone XL?

January 31, 2013 by Joseph Romm

The Senate confirmed John Kerry as a Secretary of State by a vote of 94 to 3. I believe this is a turning point in the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Once again, I do not think that a man who had dedicated his Senate career to fighting catastrophic climate change would start his term as Secretary approving the expansion of one of the dirtiest sources of fossil fuels in the world.[read more]

Keystone 1 Accident; A Geyser of Tar Sands Oil Just Like the Movies

June 30, 2012 by Rocky Kistner

On an early morning in May 2011, North Dakota farmer Bob Banderet was walking out of his farm house with his daughter to check on some calves when off in the distance they noticed something billowing into the air “like a geyser.” It didn’t take long for him to figure out what it was, since the plume of dark liquid shooting...[read more]

The Viability of Keystone XL: Of Politics, Profits and Pipelines

February 17, 2011 by

Conventional wisdom would suggest that the prospect of a nearly 2,000 mile long pipeline between Canada and the United States, the TransCanada Corporation’s “Keystone XL” project, should be welcomed as a harbinger of closer ties and safer energy supplies. Under the surface, however, lies a complex geopolitical and commercial logic that suggests it is Canadian producers – not American consumers – who stand to gain most from the project.[read more]