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Protesters line sidewalk after being turned away from State Department meeting parking lot by Americans for Prosperity.

Koch Brothers Interfere At Keystone XL Public Meeting

Yesterday, the State Department kicked off the final round of public meetings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Kansas, the home state of the billionaire industrialist brothers, Charles …

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  …

Nebraska Governor Tells Feds Keystone XL Route Unsafe

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route is unsafe, and the federal government’s environmental risk analysis is wrongly optimistic. That’s the assessment of Nebraska Republican Governor Dave Heineman who today …

Irene aftermath in the Bronx, via Edwin Martinez1/Flickr

Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Despite Flawed Review, Tar Sands Pipeline Receives Temporary Rubber Stamp Quote: Mitt Romney Economic Story of the Week: Cleantech Taking Off Editorial of …

Officials Acknowledge XL Tar Sands Pipeline Skipped on Safety

House and Senate Make Hopeful Progress Amidst Rash of Spills Emerging from talks with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird late this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that …

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic …

Tar Sands – EPA Says State Dept Did Inadequate Risk Review

The Keystone XL second environmental impact statement is “inadequate” according to a document released by the Environmental Protection Agency today. Over 260,000 Americans wrote to the State Department in opposition …

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No Tar Sands Pipeline Construction Until True Impacts are Clear

Pipelines are out of sight and often are out of mind for many Americans–including Congress and the agencies that regulate the pipelines. Last year I learned this lesson the hard …

State Dept. Fails to Learn Lessons of BP Disaster – New Assessment of Tar Sands Pipeline Inadequate

If there is one lesson we should have learned over the year-to-the-day since the BP disaster in the Gulf, it’s that oil companies cannot be trusted on safety and the …

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

  TransCanada, the company plotting to build the Keystone XL 2,000-mile, $14 billion pipeline splicing through five states to ship Canadian crude oil to Gulf refineries has added yet one …

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