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The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada's $15B Suit Against the U.S.
In case you didn’t notice, the new blockbuster Star Wars film, The Force Awakens , ends pretty much the same way the first one did when it came out in the summer of 1977. The bad guys build a Death Star machine that can kill whole planets, the good guys fight back with pluck and grit, and, just in...
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Seizing on Establishment Panic, Sanders Sharpens Contrast with Clinton
With just a few days to go until the Iowa caucus, Bernie Sanders spoke to an evening rally in Burlington, Iowa on Thursday and made some of his boldest statements yet criticizing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's political track record and Wall Street ties. Sanders, who has faced an escalation of...
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On Climate Questions, Only One Candidate Has All the Right Answers
A new political scorecard , from the group that has already dogged White House hopefuls on the campaign trail with more than 70 direct questions related to environmental issues, shows that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate with a spotless record when it comes to the climate movement...
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If Paris Changed Everything, Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?
With the December Paris climate agreement , leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and, because the world has continued to increase fossil fuel use, the need to curb and reduce emissions is urgent. In light of this, I don...
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In the Keystone Suit, It’s Big Oil vs. Democracy
A few years back, I was one of the hundreds of climate activists arrested while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline outside the White House. So when the president finally pulled the plug on the project last November, it felt like a huge victory — symbolic, maybe, but definitely worth a trip to the...
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Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground
As President Obama gears up for his final State of the Union address tonight, it's worth revisiting another speech he gave back in March of 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma. The President traveled to Cushing during one of the inflection points in the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. In November...
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TransCanada's Pathetic Keystone XL Lawsuit Could Galvanize Resistance to New Trade Agreements
Talk about sore losers. The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced this afternoon that it is suing Obama Administration over its decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The lawsuit won't do anything to help get the pipeline built, it's too late for that. The only purpose is for...
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This NAFTA Lawsuit over Keystone XL Proves "Free Trade" Deals Kill Democracy
Canadian pipeline company TransCanada announced Wednesday afternoon it is suing the Obama administration under NAFTA provisions for the U.S. decision last November to reject the unpopular Keystone XL pipeline. The climate justice movement that successfully pressured the president to reject the...
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Trans-Canada Sue US Government for $15 Billion over Tar Sands Pipeline Cancellation
In a dramatic example of the powers assumed by the corporate world through trade deals, energy infrastructure corporation TransCanada commenced legal actions yesterday against the US president for cancelling the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Keystone XL was designed to carry tar sands oil from...
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Reasons to Celebrate: Key Progressive Gains in 2015
As the year draws to a close, it's worth noting a handful of progressive gains that people-power made possible: Feelin' the Bern Despite the lack of coverage in corporate media about the Vermont Independent and his presidential bit, Sen. Bernie Sanders and his call for a political revolution have...
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