Posts Tagged ‘ Keystone pipeline ’

A Keystone XL activist gets his day in court

Oct 28th, 2014 | By

Even though Johnson wasn’t allowed to mention climate change, the jury still went easy on him. There was no jail time, though the judge doubled the fines recommended by the prosecutor and levied the maximum for each count: $500 for obstructing a public official, and $500 for continuing to talk to some supporters after the

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Students, Connecticut Residents March on TD Bank

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

As part of a national day of action against the Keystone XL pipeline, a group of over 60 people, including 20 University students, marched to and protested outside of the Middletown branch of Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank. The bank is a major investor in TransCanada, the oil company proposing the pipeline, and protestors hoped to encourage

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This is how we Draw the Line on Keystone XL

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By
Here is Bold Nebraska's solar-powered barn that is now standing in the route of the pipeline. (Photo by Mary Anne Andrei / Bold Nebraska)

After years of organizing, years of building strength in the movement and building resistance to the Keystone Pipeline — this weekend was really something to see. Thousands of people in hundreds of cities drawing one line to protect our future. But Sunday was also more than fighting the pipeline — it was also about showing the strength and power, and how people can overcome the corruption of the fossil fuel industry.

Keystone construction in Texas to begin in weeks

Aug 1st, 2012 | By

A spokesperson for the Gulf Coast Project says TransCanada will begin constructing the Keystone Pipeline leg in Southeast Texas in two weeks. For more on this story, visit: Keystone construction to begin in weeks – South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend.

McMahon has stake in oil pipeline plan she supports

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Linda McMahon — a champion of the Keystone oil pipeline project — owns shares worth as much as $437,000 in nine of Canada’s largest oil-sands producers and six other Canadian companies that could profit from the business of moving crude from Alberta to U.S. refineries. For more on this story, visit:

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Obama supports TransCanada’s bid to push ahead with part of oil pipeline |

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

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

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Over 800,000 Americans Tell the Senate: Stop Keystone XL

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, environmental and progressive groups flooded the Senate with more than 800,000 messages opposing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The surge in online activism came as Senate Republicans tried to saddle the transportation bill with an amendment that would reverse President Obama’s decision to block the controversial project.

The petition drive was organized by a group of over 30 organizations and businesses with the goal of sending the Senate half a million messages in under 24 hours.