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Clinton Transition Team Headed by Anti-Climate 'Powerbroker'
Hillary Clinton has named her transition team should she be elected in November, and the roster—as many feared—is a who's-who of establishment figures, including former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who has a maligned track record on climate. The team will also include former national security...
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Why Say No to the TPP? Corporations Already Have Too Much Power
It took two days for 60 members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance to plant the heirloom seeds by hand. It was the spring of 2014, and there were prayers, burning of sage and sweetgrass, and, one by one, volunteers pressed the red corn seeds into the earth of Art and Helen Tanderup’s farm in Neligh...
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More TPP Trickery: Keystone Pipeline Company Demands $15B Under Prior Trade Deal
This week, the TransCanada pipeline company officially filed a $15 billion corporate trade lawsuit against the United States for refusing to allow the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After an intense grassroots campaign by environmentalists, farmers, landowners and local governments,...
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TransCanada Files NAFTA Suit Demanding More Than $15 Billion for Keystone XL Rejection
On June 24, foreign oil company TransCanada filed a lawsuit against the U.S. under NAFTA , the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the U.S. rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline violated NAFTA’s broad rights for foreign investors by thwarting the company’s “expectations.” As...
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Planting Corn, Not Pipelines
During the early stages of resistance against the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska, an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, environmentalists and Native Americans held a spiritual gathering at the farm of Art Tanderup. While gathered in a tepee during a cold night, Mekasi Horinek of the Ponca...
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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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