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This spring, Mike Bishop, an irascible former chemical engineer, filed a pro se lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the permit it issued for the Oklahoma/Texas leg of the Keystone oil pipeline
. On Wednesday, at Bishop's request, ...
The exploitation of the tar sand
s in Alberta, Canada - which may contain more oil than the entire world has consumed to date – has attracted considerable controversy lately. Massive expansion of tar sand
s operations are planned, but this cannot ...
In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere." Here in Alberta, the Athabasca River slices through forests of spruce and birch before spilling into a vast freshwater delta and Lake Athabasca.But 100 ...
Journalist Ryan Lizza says there's one far-reaching, controversial issue President Obama will soon get to decide all by himself, without having to ask Congress. He alone can approve or reject construction of the Keystone XL pipeline
, designed to ...
Plans to burn Britain's large reserves of coal to produce gas for power plants may wait for years because of concerns about climate change and a public perception that the technology is similar to fracking.Cluff Resources, one of the ...
I had a chance to read FAIL: How the Keystone XL Tar Sand
Flunks the Climate Test, a recent report issued by the Sierra Club and Oil Change International and endorsed by a dozen other environmental organizations. The 17-page report ...
A citizens group in South Portland, Maine, is hoping to beat back an effort by Big Oil to pipe tar
-sands crude through their city. The group gathered enough signatures to put an initiative on the November ballot that would stymie oil companies` ...
There is ample evidence from around the world of extreme weather conditions arising from the devastating effects of climate change. But there is still plenty of denial among those who design and implement environmentally sensitive ...
Environmental advocates delivered a report on the climate effects of the Keystone XL tar sand
to President Barack Obama today, with the intention of giving the President all the information he needs to reject the ...
The most valuable piece of farmland in Shelby County this summer isn’t growing soybeans or corn. It’s holding a hardier crop -- steel pipe.
On a field just north of this tiny farm town along Missouri Highway 15, about 60 miles of pipe is ...
Just Greed and Politics. Pipeline
defects have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline
, north of the Sabine River in Texas (Winnsboro, Texas). Sections of pipe have dents, faulty welds, and ...
“First the bugs began to disappear,” says Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.By Deranger’s account, her small community of Fort Chipewyan is increasingly affected by the expansion of the world’s third ...
Opposition to the mining of Alberta’s tar sand
s — and the Keystone and Gateway pipeline
s that would carry their oil to the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean — has largely been focused on the project’s greenhouse gas emissions and threats to ...
A Minnesota state commission provided a key approval Wednesday to a northern
Minnesota oil pipeline
expansion as chants of “shame on you” rang out in the downtown St. Paul meeting room.
“We are the people you represent,” one of more than ...
The U.S. State Department is in the process of deciding whether the proposed Keystone XL tar sand
s oil pipeline
would be in the U.S. national interest, but the determination is being made without Keystone XL`s digital GIS data, such as the ...
Even if U.S. President Barack Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline
, Canadian crude oil probably will remain the cheapest in the world, hampering expansion of the country’s largest export industry.Canadian oil prices are forecast to ...
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