Don't Believe the Fantasy Job Claims on Keystone XL: It's Not in Our Best Interest

January 14, 2012 by Nicole Lederer

Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable say they speak for the country’s business interests. When it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline, they most definitely do not. Nicole Lederer explains why.[read more]


Keystone XL, One Head of the Hydra

November 25, 2011 by David Lewis

In ancient Greek mythology, the Hydra was a deadly monster that had many heads.  If one was cut off two grew in its place.    Killing Keystone XL won't stop Canada from developing its tar sand deposit.  Even if no new pipeline crossing the US border is ever approved, US ability to import as much tar...[read more]

The Costs of Delaying Keystone XL

November 15, 2011 by Mark Green

More on the Keystone XL pipeline, starting with the administration statement on delaying a decision on the project until early 2013: "Because this permit decision could affect the health and safety of the American people as well as the environment, and because a number of concerns have been raised through a public process, we should...[read more]

Occupy Keystone XL: 13,000 Protest Pipeline at Whitehouse

November 8, 2011 by A Siegel

A screeching halt to Keystone XL plans? November 7th, 2011 · No Comments Today, the day after some 13,000 people surrounded the White House to call on President Obama to apply leadership in denying the Keystone XL pipeline application (excellent Inside Climate News article), Politico broke the news that the State Department’s Inspector...[read more]

350 PPM C02 Is No Longer Achievable

November 7, 2011 by Jim Pierobon

Here’s one slice of irony from today’s protest against TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline surrounding the White House: actually reducing the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from about 389 parts per million (ppm) currently to the widely-held threshold of 350 ppm is no longer possible. The combined impacts, to...[read more]

Chu: Oil Demand, Prices Make Keystone XL “A Trade Off”

September 23, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

The Keystone XL pipeline proposal is one of the most controversial energy issues facing America today, roiling the energy industry and bringing protests to the White House’s front step. Supporters say it would provide a secure source of energy and jobs, but opponents say oil-sands crude will threaten fragile ecosystems and worsen global warming. The Obama Administration hasn’t yet made its decision, but comments by cabinet members, including Energy Secretary Steven Chu, hint at an approval.[read more]

Scientists to Obama: Kill the Pipeline

August 4, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

Letter from Scientific Experts to President Obama Regarding Authorization of the Keystone XL Pipeline: The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20050 August 3, 2011 President Obama: We are researchers at work on the science of climate change and allied...[read more]

Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review

July 26, 2011 by Frances Beinecke

As early as Tuesday, the House will decide whether to rush a ruling over Big Oil's plan to run a pipeline through the American heartland to deliver the dirtiest oil on the planet from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The bill - H.R. 1938 - would fast-track the vital environmental review this perilous pipeline proposal demands....[read more]

Reactors on the move in Canada

April 27, 2008 by Dan Yurman

It's a fluid environment in the western provinces The progress of plans for new nuclear builds in Canada took a couple of unexpected turns this week. Alberta wants to study nuclear energy while Bruce Power wants to build two or more units in the tar sands region near Peace River. However, next door Saskatchewan popped up this week "...[read more]