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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

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

Nebraska Governor Tells Feds Keystone XL Route Unsafe

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

8/30/2011 // By Amanda Stone

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 the Week: Irene Strikes a Nation Seemingly Content to Worry […] Read more >

Officials Acknowledge XL Tar Sands Pipeline Skipped on Safety

8/5/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 the State Department is getting ready to approve the dirtiest, […] Read more >

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

7/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 Fukushima-style disaster? Pipelines have been spilling regularly across the U.S., […] Read more >

Tar Sands – EPA Says State Dept Did Inadequate Risk Review

6/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 to the controversial pipeline.  State is in charge of permitting […] Read more >

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No Tar Sands Pipeline Construction Until True Impacts are Clear

5/19/2011 // By Beth Wallace

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 way when parts of my hometown were devastated by a […] Read more >

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

4/20/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

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 U.S. government cannot be trusted to hold them accountable. So […] Read more >

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

4/18/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

  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 more misstep to its history of deception and misdeeds. Under […] Read more >

Dirty Energy Giant “Pushy,” Bullies, say Landowners in DC Visit (VIDEO)

3/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In Washington, DC, this week, landowners who are concerned they are being forced to place a dangerous pipeline under their land are visiting with their representatives in Congress and officials in the Obama administration. Among them are Eleanor Fairchild and […] Read more >