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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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Five Awful Things in the House Zombie Energy Bill
In preparation for Election Day—or maybe Halloween?—the House leadership has assembled a Frankenstein’s monster of bad energy policy. Pieced together from the remains of 13 separate bills already passed by the House, but justifiably ignored in the Senate, these zombies are being raised from the...
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Alberta's Tar Sands Lobbyist: We're Just One 'Devastating Lac-Mégantic Experience' Away from Keystone Approval
The Alberta tar sands have a new man in Washington. Alberta MP Rob Merrifield announced on Wednesday he was resigning his seat in parliament to serve as Alberta’s envoy to D.C., where he will focus on gaining approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, among other issues. The appointment is an effort by...
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Tar Sands-Obsessed Canada: 'If All Else Fails, Let’s Go North'
“We can’t go South, we can’t go West, we can’t go East, so, hey, lets’ go North”. That is the latest thinking of the Canadians in their increasingly desperate attempts to export the dirty, carbon intensive tar sands from Alberta. At the moment, all the southern, western and eastern routes to export...
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Investor Call: Enbridge's Keystone XL Clone Opens in October, Rail Facility to Follow
In a recent quarter two call for investors , Enbridge Inc executives said the company's “Keystone XL” clone — the combination of the Flanagan South and Seaway Twin pipelines — will open for business by October. As previously reported by DeSmogBlog, Enbridge has committed a “silent coup” of sorts ,...
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Keystone XL's Climate Impact Worse Than Thought: Study
The climate impacts of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline could be worse than thought, a new analysis shows. According to the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change , completing this fossil fuel infrastructure project, which would run from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele...
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As Keystone XL Dominoes Fall, Time to Arrest Tar Sands Industry
We’ve got this. Thanks to the courageous and indefatigable efforts of pipeline fighters everywhere, the tide has finally turned on Keystone XL . As it becomes increasingly clear that Keystone XL’s northern leg is not going through, it is time to set our sights on ending all tar sands exploitation...
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Keystone XL is an Easy Terror Target Says Retired Navy SEAL Chief
Hedge fund billionaire and staunch opponent of Keystone XL Tom Steyer has hired a retired Navy SEAL chief to conduct a "threat assessment" of the proposed northern leg of TransCanada's tar sands pipeline. Released Wednesday, the report was conducted by Dave Cooper, a former Booz Allen Hamilton...
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Desmond Tutu: Tar Sands 'Negligence and Greed' Must Stop
Archbishop Desmond Tutu railed against tar sands development, which he said "reflects negligence and greed," and urged humanity to come together to fight climate change, the "moral struggle" of our time. The 82-year-old Nobel Peace Prize Laureate made the comments Saturday at an Athabasca Chipewyan...
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An anti-Keystone XL action in front of the White House. (Photo: Light Brigading/cc/flickr) News
A Scrambling TransCanada 'Shows Power of Anti-Keystone Movement'
Recent comments made by the head of energy giant TransCanada might have just put the spotlight on the power of the movement to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. The company's CEO, Russ Girling, told media this week that TransCanada was looking into the option of transporting crude from the Alberta tar...
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