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We Stopped Keystone, Canada Can Stop Energy East
Since I last visited Canada to share my experiences dealing with TransCanada as a rancher along the proposed Keystone XL path, and as a member of Bold Nebraska, a lot has changed. President Obama has since put the final nail in the coffin of Keystone XL, listening to the voices of ranchers,...
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Groups to TransCanada: Take This $15 Billion Voided Check and Shove It
Environmental advocates on Thursday delivered a giant voided check for $15 billion to TransCanada's office in Washington, D.C., in a symbolic rejection of the "frivolous investment lawsuits authorized by trade agreements" like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and NAFTA. TransCanada announced...
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"No Safe Pipelines": TransCanada Admits Keystone Spill Bigger than First Claimed
The oil spill that shut down a portion of the Keystone 1 pipeline in South Dakota last weekend is much bigger than initially estimated, TransCanada admitted on Thursday—almost 100 times bigger, in fact. The fossil fuel company said the "potential volume" of the spill in Freeman, discovered by a...
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TransCanada Shuts Keystone Pipeline Over Leak: 'We Don't Know Where It's Coming From'
On Monday April 4, TransCanada announced that it has shut down its Keystone pipeline south of Freeman, South Dakota after an oil spill was reported by a local rancher, stating that "crews initially found visible signs of oil on a small surface area." A video posted on Facebook by Keystone XL (a...
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The Public Won't Be Served at Obama's State Dinner for Trudeau
What can we expect out of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's two-day visit to Washington, DC this week? First of all, this is what isn't likely to be on the agenda: a shared commitment to a 100 per cent clean energy economy by 2050, including a ban on fracking and on exploration for fossil fuels in...
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Harper 2.0? Trudeau Says Canada Needs More Tar Sands Pipelines
Sparking outcry from environmentalist and Indigenous groups, Justin Trudeau took a pro-oil stance and argued for more controversial pipelines to carry Canada's dirty tar sands oil to coastal ports, in comments at a sustainability conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. "We want the low-carbon economy...
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Opposing Corporate Coup, Campaigners Block Trade Talk Doors
As European Union and U.S. negotiators arrived for the latest round of controversial trade talks in Brussels on Monday, opponents of the mammoth TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ( TTIP ) made their resistance known by blockading access to the negotiating site for hours. The...
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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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