Posts Tagged ‘ Keystone XL ’

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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A note on Keystone pipeline from reader and Connecticut climate change blogger Henry Auer

Feb 14th, 2014 | By

A comment period for submitting comments on the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Presidential Permit Application of TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. expires midnight March 7, 2014. This is the next step before the President decides whether to approve the application.

State Dept Moves Keystone XL Closer to Approval, But Does Conflict of Interest Taint Report?

Feb 5th, 2014 | By

A long-awaited report from the State Department has dealt a potential major blow to efforts to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline. An impact assessment released Friday says the pipeline’s northern leg would not have a major impact on climate change.

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.

Ryan Lizza: How the Keystone XL Pipeline Tests the Administration’s Resolve on Climate Change

Sep 11th, 2013 | By

Bill McKibben, the environmental writer and advocate, who has met extensively with Tom Steyer to discuss the strategy against Keystone, said, “After years of watching rich people manipulate and wreck our political system for selfish personal interests, it’s great to watch a rich person use his money and his talents in the public interest.” Click on this Environmental Headline for more from this article in The New Yorker.

State Department Releases Flawed Environmental Assessment of Keystone XL Pipeline

Mar 15th, 2013 | By

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.

Will new EPA head bode badly for Keystone XL?

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

The ascension of Gina McCarthy proves the president is serious about battling climate change, observers say, and certainly isn’t expected to help clear the path for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Tar Sands Activists’ Lives on the Line: Back in the Trees to Block Keystone XL

Jan 4th, 2013 | By

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

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APNewsBreak: Texas judge halts oil pipeline work

Dec 11th, 2012 | By

A Texas judge has ordered TransCanada to temporarily halt work on a private property where it is building part of an oil pipeline designed to carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, the latest legal battle to plague a project that has encountered numerous obstacles nationwide. Texas landowner Michael Bishop, who is

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Connecticut Tells Chase: No Pipeline, No Foreclosures: Connecticut Joins with Tar Sands Blockade

Nov 20th, 2012 | By

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.

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.

Obama Administration OKs Portion of TransCanada’s Tar Sands Pipeline

Jun 27th, 2012 | By

Company received permit from Army Corps of Engineers to begin building southern portion of its Keystone XL pipeline The Obama administration gave TransCanada the OK to build the southern portion of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Tuesday. The company still needs two other permits to build the other portions of the Keystone XL,

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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.

The Keystone Pipeline Is No Victory for Environmentalism

Jan 20th, 2012 | By

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,

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

Jan 18th, 2012 | By founder and Keystone XL protest leader Bill McKibben reacting to expected news of pipeline rejection stated: “Assuming that what we’re hearing is true, this isn’t just the right call, it’s the brave call. The knock on Barack Obama from many quarters has been that he’s too conciliatory. But here, in the face of a

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Connecticut Grassroots Group Forms to Oppose Controversial Tar Sands Pipeline

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

350 Connecticut, a statewide grassroots climate action organization, has announced that it has formed a sub-group to oppose the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The new Connecticut Tar Sands Working Group intends to get the members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, as well as Gov. Dannel Malloy, to put pressure on President Obama to reject the project.

“We are ready to work tirelessly to do our part to stop this catastrophe,” said Westbrook resident Colin Bennett, one of the leaders of the Connecticut Tar Sands Working Group.

McMahon Is Wrong About Keystone Pipeline | OPED CT News Junkie

Jan 13th, 2012 | By

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.

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