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At a time when Canadian officials are aggressively defending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline
project, Alberta's Energy Department is quietly considering an Arctic alternative to carry their bitumen to market.
The department is ...
Opponents of TransCanada`s Keystone XL tar sand
packed a State Department public hearing on its latest environmental analysis of the pipeline
to warn that it is all risk for the United States, with no reward.
More than 1,000 ...
When ExxonMobil's Pegasus pipeline
ruptured last month  in Mayflower, Ark., it was carrying diluted bitumen, a controversial form of oil from Canada's tar sand
s region. That was confirmed in a letter an Exxon lawyer wrote to the U.S. ...
With the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline
extension surfacing yet again - opponents will hold a rally Wednesday night in San Francisco`s Pacific Heights neighborhood, outside a fundraiser President Obama is headlining--we thought we`d ...
Environmentalists got some bad news when the State Department released a report on Friday – a full month earlier than had been anticipated – saying that there are no convincing environmental reasons that the Keystone XL pipeline
should not be ...
Environmentalists are fuming over the conclusion from the State Department that the Keystone XL pipeline
-- a fiercely-debated proposal to transport heavy crude from Alberta's oil sand
s deposits 1,700 miles to the U.S. Gulf Coast -- would be ...
The State Department released a draft environmental impact assessment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
Friday, suggesting that the project would have little impact on climate change.Canada’s oil sand
s will be developed even if ...
The U.S. State Department late Friday released a draft environmental impact assessment of a contentious pipeline
project that simultaneously acknowledged the dangers posed by climate change while also noting the project would "not likely result ...
- The largest climate rally in U.S. history is expected Sunday in Washington DC with the aim of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sand
Activists are calling Keystone "the line in the sand
It’s not exactly as if hell has frozen over, for me, an oil and gas geologist to be protesting -- maybe even beyond the extent allowable by law – the folly of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline
. I’ve hugged a tree or two before, written some ...
Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline
, which, if built, is slated to ...
James Hansen has been publicly speaking about climate change since 1988. The NASA climatologist testified to Congress that year and he's been testifying ever since to crowds large and small, most recently to a small gathering of religious leaders ...
The wake up call that Hurricane Sand
y gave us was but one of many just in the last year. We can see that climate change is happening all around the country after the wildfires, droughts, floods and violent storms of 2012. So when President Obama ...
A dangerously obese man, serious about his New Year's resolution to lose weight, would not begin the year by buying $7 billion worth of fat-producing candy. Nor would any nation serious about reducing greenhouse gases approve construction of a $7 ...
The Canadian company, TransCanada, has begun construction on the U.S. leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
, installing segments in east Texas even as the fate of the pipeline
leg remains in question. Company officials ...
Repairman Shawn Flett stood 30 feet above the ground on the deck of a truck the size of a house. He had just waved it gingerly into the repair shop as if guiding an airplane into a hangar.This is a beast of a machine, with 14-foot tires ...
The company also unveiled a new route for the pipeline
through Nebraska. President Obama, environmentalists and many Nebraskans -- including the state's Republican governor, Dave Heineman -- had raised concerns that the project's original route ...
LAST Wednesday, President Obama announced his decision to turn down the application of TransCanada, a Canadian corporation, to construct the proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL Pipeline
, designed to convey thick crude oil processed from tar sand
A high-stakes legal battle is underway in California over whether the state's clean air agency can enforce a first-ever rule to slash carbon emissions in transportation fuels. The fight is being closely watched because the rule could choke global ...
The Obama administration confirmed this week that a provision in the payroll tax bill requiring a quick decision on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline
from western Canada to the Gulf Coast will probably lead to cancellation of the ...
Here's the essential fact to bear in mind. The tar sand
s 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 ...
An Alberta study has found that crude from the province's oil sand
s is no more corrosive to pipeline
s than conventional oil, but it points out there is no definitive peer-reviewed research on the issue, which has played a role in Keystone XL ...
The Obama Administration's recent decision to delay the approval process for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
has shifted attention to alternate routes for bringing a glut of tar sand
s oil in Canada to refineries and ports ...
The U.S.-imposed delay of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline
shows Canada's energy industry cannot relax efforts to improve its environmental record, a former top minister in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government said on ...
Actresses Darryl Hannah and Margot Kidder and hundreds of less well-known activists are ending a two-week civil disobedience campaign focused on preventing Obama administration approval of a pipeline
to ferry oil extracted from Canadian tar sand