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Today, TransCanada — builders and promoters of both Keystone XL and the Energy East tar sands pipelines — had this to say about their commitment to protect the environment: We help protect the ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 04:30 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) may issue a permit tomorrow reversed an earlier decision and ordered a full environmental review rather than issue a permit ...
by Albanius
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue May 19, 2015 at 10:19 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Congratulations Alberta, Canada! With a large majority Alberta, Canada has just elected a people friendly, environment friendly premier! Great for Canada and the rest of the world!
by VL Baker
Comment Count 71 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 08:03 AM PDT with 242 Recommends
I'm always amazed by those who worry about passing the nation's debt on to their offspring but don't think twice about ensuring those offspring have an earth to live on in the first place. Not until ...
by Grandma Kinne
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Mar 19, 2015 at 12:46 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Segments of 36-inch pipe await a decision on the Keystone XL that they would be a part of if it is built. As expected, the Republican leadership couldn't attract enough Democratic votes to override ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 104 comments on Wed Mar 04, 2015 at 11:46 AM PST with 89 Recommends
The Suncor tar-sands processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 42 comments on Thu Feb 26, 2015 at 02:42 PM PST with 80 Recommends
Surprising nobody, President Obama has quietly followed through on his promise to veto the bill from Congress that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. It's only the third ...
by Michael Brune
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 01:16 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Growing up on a farm, I had some experience handling barrels of crude oil, which I never found to be particularly flammable, and certainly not explosive. So I had been puzzled by those derailed oil ...
by govs
Comment Count 81 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2015 at 01:51 PM PST with 178 Recommends
You might have been thinking that big snowy land to the north was a place that hadn't lost its mind or its traditions of liberal democracy in this new world of global terror and corporate rule. Ha ha!
by Th0rn
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Feb 17, 2015 at 07:55 PM PST with 46 Recommends
This is Our Climate (Sung to the tune of: You Are My Sunshine) Lyrics by: Elizabeth Shirah This is our climate, our friendly climate... It keeps us healthy from day to day! Don't build that ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Feb 16, 2015 at 08:56 AM PST with 25 Recommends
Katie Valentine reports : Tar sands activists in several states have been getting visits from the FBI, and no one knows yet exactly why. Federal agents have been contacting activists who have ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 269 comments on Mon Feb 09, 2015 at 02:57 PM PST with 421 Recommends
World Financial Markets are beginning to show that there isn't much of a future in digging up more Coals or Bitumen. Our dirtiest Fossil Fuels will need to be strictly regulated in the near future ...
by Lefty Coaster
Comment Count 18 comments on Fri Feb 06, 2015 at 03:36 PM PST with 39 Recommends
Tar sands extraction has been going on for 35-plus years, but few studies of toxicity and other impacts have been completed. The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans has produced several ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 37 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 11:27 AM PST with 86 Recommends
Pipeline segments for the Keystone XL wait in a field. There were no real surprises in the Senate vote to force construction of the 1,179-mile northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline Thursday. ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 157 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 02:22 PM PST with 97 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversialNationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 01:25 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Our home sits on the Ogallala Aquifer. All our water - for drinking, bathing, cooking and irrigating our gardens - comes from our well. Everyone who visits says we have the most delicious water ...
by Nancy Meyer
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 09:38 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Any questions? (Edited to remove erroneous label)
by delphine
Comment Count 25 comments on Wed Jan 21, 2015 at 09:09 AM PST with 15 Recommends
Bill O'Reilly and the Teamsters Union claim the Keystone XL will see an overall 42,000 jobs created. Really? Some are questioning this as fact. Some critics propose that this ...
by Samuel Vargo
Comment Count 30 comments on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 09:18 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Long time Daily Kos environmental champion RL Miller keeps getting better. Yesterday evening, following an hour of holding No KXL signs and waving at motorists at a busy intersection in Southern ...
by peace voter
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 07:01 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Or could it maybe possibly be a little of both? My local gas station is selling gas for $1.89 a gallon, which is incredibly cheap. Here's a superficial analysis -- off the top of my head -- of why ...
by Dbug
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 07:49 PM PST with 1 Recommend