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Keystone XL protest reveals discontent with a carbon-heavy future

March 4th, 2014

This past weekend, some 500 or more students protested in Washington D.C. against the Keystone XL pipeline, which is poised to carry a thick crude oil from the tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas if it wins approval from the Obama Administration.

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Billionaire Tom Steyer says Keystone XL Pipeline to raise gas prices

July 16th, 2013

Billionaire Tom Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management LLC, talks about today’s release of a report by the non-profit organization Consumer Watchdog that says completion of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline will raise gas prices in the U.S.

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Reading Keystone XL tea leaves: Is a pipeline in our future?

June 26th, 2013

What the President said yesterday about the Keystone XL pipeline sounded sensible and straightforward. But what did the POTUS really mean in his climate action address? Roll the words around, toss them into the 24/7 Internet news cycle mixmaster, and you’ve got massive speculation. Obama could be indicating yes, or no, to Keystone XL.

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Obama Administration, a step closer to approving the Keystone pipeline?

March 4th, 2013

The Obama Administration released its revised environmental assessment of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Friday, portraying the project as a relatively safe way to transport oil from fields in Canada and North Dakota to the US heartland and ports at Houston. The review has riled environmentalists and pleased oil interests.

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A dozen Keystone XL protesters arrested in East Texas as civil actions against pipeline escalate

November 19th, 2012

From Green Right Now ReportsTar Sands Blockade, a coalition of landowners and environmentalists opposed to the tar sands pipeline, reported that police have arrested 12 protesters in East Texas for trying to stop the construction of the intercontinental pipeline.

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Texans opposed to an oil pipeline?

October 18th, 2012

Readers of this website already know that there’s a major standoff over the Keystone XL pipeline in unlikely East Texas.

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GOP senators try to force-start Keystone pipeline, despite Obama’s order for additional review

December 1st, 2011

ess than a month since the Obama Administration delayed the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline for at least a year, a group of GOP senators is trying to force the project to begin anyway.

The partisan showdown is led by Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), minority chair of the Foreign Relations Committee. Supporters include 37 other senators, including those from Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, which would host segments of the 1,700 mile pipeline.

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Nebraska Governor calls for Obama to deny Keystone pipeline, until Nebraska can review its route

October 24th, 2011

In a move that had been talked about, but was by no means considered a sure bet, Nebraska’s Gov. Dave Heineman has called for the Obama Administration to turn down the permit request for the controversial Keystone Pipeline XL that would carry Canadian tar sands oil across the U.S..

A Nebraska pow-wow, or specifically a special session of the legislature, had been a growing possibility since Heineman said earlier this year that he agreed with opponents of the pipeline that its route across a delicate region of the state could jeopardize the Ogallala Aquifer.

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The news is almost all bad, but not quite, thanks to wind power

September 13th, 2011

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

The news this week is really quite bad. I want to look away. But let’s just sample a few items first.

Top of the list — and the planet — the Arctic ice has thinned to a volume more than 60 percent less than what it was in the late 1970s, according to new research from the University of Bremen. Scientists now think that we could be without a Northern ice cap within 30 years, far sooner than predicted by the Interplanetary Climage Change Panel (IPCC).
No ice cap means the Earth will have less reflectivity, meaning it will absorb more heat into the oceans, meaning it will be hotter.

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