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Climate and energy infrastructure: On cumulative impacts of multiple tar sands pipelines

U.S. permits for multiple proposed Canadian tar sands pipelines should be considered in light of an overall climate change strategy, rather than the current practice of considering each energy infrastructure proposal on a project-by-project basis. “The administration’s commitment to aggressive … Continue reading

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Harper using Canada’s tax agency to intimidate anti-tar sands groups

Canada’s right-wing authoritarian Harper regime is using tax audits by the Canada Revenue Agency to threaten influential nonprofit public interest groups that have criticized the government’s anti-science, anti-environmental crusade, InsideClimate News reports. Not content with muzzling government researchers and shredding environmental … Continue reading

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline & the “National Interest”

The release of the State Department’s Environmental Impact Statement on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline initiates the final stage in the permitting process: the 90-day National Interest Determination. The multiple reasons to oppose granting a construction permit include an … Continue reading

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On acting to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

If we don’t say no now, when will we say no? The push to permit and build the pipeline has power and wealth on its side — and some who should know better are either supporting it or playing down … Continue reading

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Tar Sands Blockade support rally

Rally outside the American Petroleum Institute headquarters in downtown Washington, DC, on October 15, 2012, to support the Tar Sands Blockade in opposition to construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline through Texas.

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At Netroots Nation, activists vs. the ‘inevitable’ tar sands pipeline

The TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline was supposed to be a ‘done deal,’ ignored by the mainstream media and supported by the Obama administration and the rest of the power elite. But grassroots and netroots activists have thus far blocked a … Continue reading

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Moving the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline fight into the election year

In a February 1 telecon, activist Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and key player in the fight against the proposed pipeline, discussed moving the fight against KXL into the election year, as well as making climate change an issue in … Continue reading

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Obama’s denial of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline permit was an easy decision, for now

The congressionally imposed 60-day deadline for a permit decision gave President Obama, under pressure from both sides, a different way to get what he had sought earlier: postponing a final decision on the pipeline until after the 2012 election.  Environmentalists … Continue reading

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Keystone XL tar sands pipeline demonstrators surround White House – pipeline permit decision blocked until 2013

On November 6 Climate Science Watch joined with thousands of other demonstrators at the White House calling on President Obama to block a permit for the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline. Climate scientist James Hansen and others spoke at a rally in … Continue reading

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Democratic Congress members call for investigation of conflicts of interest in tar sands pipeline permitting

The appearance of impropriety in the State Department’s handling of the Keystone XL pipeline permitting process is so serious that members of Obama’s own party are calling for an investigation by the Department’s Inspector General. The Obama administration has created … Continue reading

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