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4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters
It doesn’t matter. Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the project’s liberal supporters. Sure, the oil that Keystone would carry from the Alberta tar sands is three to four times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than...
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Holding the Line on Keystone XL
Once again, the climate movement has demonstrated our ability to hold the line against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Today, after six hours of debate, a bill that would have approved Keystone XL failed to get the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate. The tally was incredibly close: 59-41 in...
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'Nay!': US Senate Fails in Attempt to Force Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline
Update (6:21 PM EST) : Falling short by a single vote, a vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening failed to get the requisite 60 votes needed to approve a bill designed to force approval of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The final vote was 59 in favor and 41 voting against the...
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Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell from Randy Thompson and Jane Kleeb
Dear Senator McConnell, The ink barely dried on the voting ballots before Congress decided that the Keystone XL pipeline was the most pressing issue facing our nation and had to be addressed immediately. Maybe it’s just our Nebraska logic but this is totally absurd. The pipeline does nothing for...
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'Tactics as Dirty as Their Oil': Leaked Docs Reveal TransCanada's Propaganda Plan
Internal strategy documents prepared by a public relations firm on behalf of Canadian pipeline giant TransCanada reveal details of an enormous and well-organized effort by the oil industry to neutralized the transnational grassroots movement which has grown up around the industry's effort to expand...
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Day Before Vote, Activists Bring #NOKXL Fight to Democratic Senator's Front Door
Despite the rain, about 75 activists gathered outside the Washington, D.C. home of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) on Monday morning, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline she's thrown her full weight behind. "Sen. Landrieu: if you're not a climate denier, don't vote like one," read one banner...
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After House Votes for Pipeline Approval, Will Senate Democrats Buck Obama on Keystone XL?
As predicted, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a U.S. Senate showdown next week and a potential presidential veto after that. The vote played out largely along party lines in the House, with 262 members...
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Time for Democrats to Stand Up to Big Oil
It was the tale of two Democratic parties. Early Wednesday morning, President Obama stood with President Xi of China and announced a historic climate pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean energy. Just hours later, Mary Landrieu, the Democratic Senator from Louisiana, stood up on...
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'Pathetic' 'Absurd' and 'Insanely Dumb': Top Democrat Pushes for Senate Vote to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who is currently embattled in a runoff race to retain her seat from a Republican challenger, announced on Wednesday her desire to hold a vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Thursday. As Fuel Fix reported on Wednesday...
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KXL Fight Is Boots on the Ground vs. Big Oil Money: 'The Boots Are Winning'
Friday, September 19 marks six years that climate activists have blocked TransCanada's attempts to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Opposition to the pipeline has galvanized a national movement that unites environmentalists...
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