A recent State Department draft environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline project is seriously flawed, calling the project “environmentally sound” even as it fails to properly identify threats to wildlife and habitat such as the destruction of tens of thousands of acres of prime bird habitat in Canada’s Boreal forest.
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Activists from the group Tars Sands Blockade have once again put themselves in harm’s way to prevent land clearing for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across Texas. The move comes in solidarity with the recent protests of the Idle No More First Nations movement currently building momentum across the globe. Fresh off the
Today, Capitalism vs. the Climate dropped a banner visible from the I-95 highway and rallied in Bridgeport protesting Chase’s policies endangering communities and the climate.
The events are part of a week of solidarity actions by more than 25 communities across the world to demonstrate an urgent need to address the climate crisis.
Barack Obama helped put the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline back on track on Monday, endorsing construction on a key southern portion of the controversial project. The White House support for construction of a southern portion of the pipeline, running from Cushing, Oklahoma to Port Arthur, Texas, essentially unravels its rejection of the entire project
While we applaud the President’s decision, we realize that the fight against destructive tar sands extraction is far from over. Although this announcement is a big step forward, we fully expect TransCanada and their allies in Congress to attempt to resurrect this project. As such, we will continue to work to make sure the President follows through on his commitment to evaluate new pipeline proposals on their environmental and social impacts. — Colin Bennett, 350ct.org
Recently Linda McMahon declared that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in the national interest and described it as a “gift horse”. She is wrong. It is neither. A more accurate description of the project would be a “poison pill” or a “dirty needle used to feed our oil addiction.” The jobs figures Ms.
The tar sands of northern Alberta are the second-largest pool of carbon on earth, second only to Saudi Arabia. It’s burning Saudi Arabia, more than any other single thing, that has raised the temperature of the planet by a degree so far. But when oil was discovered in the Middle East, we knew nothing about
It was big news in Canada when, in 2008, the country slipped from the top-ten list of the world’s most peaceful countries (all the way to eleventh). By this year, it was back in eighth, 74 places above the U.S. and, when liberals in the U.S. feel despairing, what dominates their fantasy life but “moving to Canada?”