The showdown nears for the Keystone pipeline. Environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no. Click here for a preview.
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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.
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
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.
Roughly every other Saturday there is picketing at TD Bank locations around CT in protest of their investments in the Keystone XL pipeline.
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.
Supporters of the $5.3-billion pipeline say it would increase North American energy security and pour capital into the economy. Environmentalists say the pipeline would increase emissions of greenhouse gases.
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
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
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian company’s plan to pipe oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast is pitting traditional Democratic allies against each other. Two major unions said Friday they oppose the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline. That stance aligns them with environmentalists but puts them at odds with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one
Jason Box, known for his study of glaciers, says oil sands mining is a moral issue that he feels compelled to address. The two-week sit-in begins Saturday WASHINGTON—His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He’s never had a brush with the law. And his wife is eight months pregnant with their first
A letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton opposing the Keystone XL “tar sands” pipeline is signed by 40 environmental organizations. They urge Clinton to deny the Presidential Permit “because this project is not in our national interest.” “Indeed,” the letter reads, “it is a major step in the wrong direction for our energy future, and long-term economic and environmental well-being.”