This weekend saw the biggest anti-pipeline protest in Minnesota history, organized by Tar Sands Resistance. It’s not just about the Keystone XL pipeline. Many other pipelines are being planned to bring crude oil from the Alberta tar sands into the United States to be processed and then sold for burning, creating the risk of massive […]
Congress has voted to increase the risk of oil spills by authorizing an increase in pipelines, while keeping our nation’s capacity for cleaning up oil spills the same. […]
When you hear politicians in the U.S. Congress say that they are for an All Of The Above Energy policy, keep in mind that all of the above includes massive oil spills like the one yesterday along the California coast. […]
The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland. […]
The bill was written by Republicans, but it wasn’t just Republicans who voted for this anti-environment legislation. 29 Democrats joined the Republican Party to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline. […]
Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a corrupt giveaway to the fossil fuels corporations.
Most of the […]
This week, Senator Bernard Sanders offered an amendment to S.1, Republican legislation to approve the construction Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across the American Midwest. The amendment didn’t require any action. It simply consisted of the reality and urgency of climate change, affirming the following points:
“(1) climate change is real;
(2) climate change […]
H.R. 161, approved yesterday by the U.S House of Representatives, provides a special fast track for new fossil fuels pipelines planned to bring huge amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, to market from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale.
If it receives final passage into law, the bill will radically shorten the time voters have […]
Why would they vote this way, if jobs were the genuine Republican motivation for approving the Keystone XL Pipeline? Why are Senate Republicans so intent upon shipping American steel jobs overseas? […]
Two weeks ago, the Democratic Party lost ground in the House of Representatives, and lost control of the U.S. Senate. These losses were largely due to the inability of the Democratic Party to inspire voter turnout from the liberal political base that it has traditionally taken for granted.
Being taken for granted by the […]
Not too long after Barack Obama received large amounts of undisclosed money for his inauguration parties from Chevron and Exxon, Obama’s State Department released a draft assessment claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no environmental impact. Accurate economic and environmental assessments seem to have less influence on the approval of special waivers for the Keystone XL pipeline, however, than large gifts of money to Barack Obama. […]