Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL is an oil pipeline proposed by Canadian company TransCanada to carry one of the world’s most controversial fuels: tar sands oil.

If completed, the fiercely debated pipeline will stretch nearly 2,000 miles from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Stay on top of the latest headlines here.

Keystone advocates use Quebec oil disaster

The Issue is Trust, Not Pipelines vs. Railways

Keystone XL pipeline advocates have been quick to use the Lac-Mégantic disaster to bolster their oil pipelines vs. railways safety argument, but they…
Obama climate change speech envisions clean energy economy

Mars & 360 More U.S. Businesses Sign Climate Declaration

Ahead of a major President Obama climate speech, Mars and 360 small businesses join with GM and other major companies to sign the…

Can the New Social Cost of Carbon Estimate Help Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Another item the Obama Administration doesn’t seem to be comfortable talking about: The updated social cost of carbon (SCC). Why? Because the new…
Exxon citizenship reports mentions malaria not climate change

ExxonMobil Points to Malaria Efforts to Justify Emissions, Fracking and Pipelines

ExxonMobil's 2012 Corporate Citizenship Report lists progress in environmental management since 2002, but it continues to pursue risky fossil fuels including tar sands…
Agriculture Energy Coalition calls for more clean energy

Petroleum Losing Its Luster for Agriculture Sector, Too

More that 100 farming organizations, renewable energy associations and other stakeholders have signed an Agriculture Energy Coalition open letter to four U.S. Senators…
USDA extends Farm to Fly biofuel initiative

You’ve Heard About Farm-to-Table, Now Check Out ‘Farm to Fly’

USDA and FAA partner with Boeing and Airlines for America to extend the Farm to Fly aviation biofuel program with the goal of…
Shale oil production vs. Time (2005-2025)

Shale Energy Bubble Threatens Second Economic Collapse

Shale gas has grown explosively to the point that it now supplies some 40 percent of U.S. natural gas. But the question is,…
DC Climate Rally, February 17, 2013

Thousands Rallied Against Keystone Pipeline Presidents’ Day Weekend

The Go Forward on Climate rally held in front of the White House brought all ages of Americans together from shore to shore…
Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson Departs EPA

EPA chief Lisa Jackson announced yesterday that she will be leaving her position as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. She said she…

Canadian Watershed’s Oil Sands Pose Challenge for Keepers

An international group of experts gathering in Vancouver is calling on Canadian and other government leaders to establish a transboundary water and natural…
Spewing power plant

What Will Be the Fate of Sustainability After November?

We're already behind the rest of the world on development of renewables. If Romney wins, it will get a lot worse.
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How Starbucks and Staples Could Bring Keystone to Its Knees

Starbucks and Staples have joined the agribusiness giant J.R. Simplot to give a boost to the Obama Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, and in…

Tar Sands Oil: Pros and Cons

Canada has oil reserves of 170 billion barrels, more than Iran and Nigeria combined. Much of that oil has been considered “not economically…
oil well

Energy Secretary Chu Chooses Popularity Over Sustainability

In 2008, Stephen Chu, then Director of the Berkley Lawrence National Lab, said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the…

Keystone XL Pipeline Could Cost More Jobs Than It Creates

The Keystone XL pipeline would only create 20 permanent jobs in the six states along its proposed route, according to a recent study.