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30

Nov

Could pipeline money bias Susan Rice?The U.N. ambassador is considered a top candidate for secretary of State, but her stock in the firm behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised eyebrows.

Could pipeline money bias Susan Rice?
The U.N. ambassador is considered a top candidate for secretary of State, but her stock in the firm behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline has raised eyebrows.

08

Nov

3 ways Obama’s win affects the environmentDespite his recent silence on climate change, there’s reason to believe Obama might focus more intently on environmental issues during his second term.

3 ways Obama’s win affects the environment
Despite his recent silence on climate change, there’s reason to believe Obama might focus more intently on environmental issues during his second term.

18

Nov

State Dept faces fresh charges of bias over pipelineEnvironmentalists used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain email exchanges between State Department and TransCanada officials.

State Dept faces fresh charges of bias over pipeline
Environmentalists used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain email exchanges between State Department and TransCanada officials.

15

Nov

TransCanada, Nebraska to work on new Keystone routeUnder pressure from green groups, the U.S. State Department last week ordered the company to find a new route for the pipeline.

TransCanada, Nebraska to work on new Keystone route
Under pressure from green groups, the U.S. State Department last week ordered the company to find a new route for the pipeline.

12

Nov

Sand Hills vs. oil sandsIt wasn’t just Nebraska NIMBYism that sidelined the Keystone XL pipeline. It was an effort to protect one of America’s last unspoiled wetland ecosystems.

Sand Hills vs. oil sands
It wasn’t just Nebraska NIMBYism that sidelined the Keystone XL pipeline. It was an effort to protect one of America’s last unspoiled wetland ecosystems.

11

Oct

I have flown over the tar sands strip mines in Alberta and it is hard to convey the massive scale of these operations. They stretch from horizon to horizon, gray and black gouges in the earth where there used to be waves of green trees.

- Frances Beinecke, NRDC president, in a Switchboard blog post about the environmental damage caused by tar sands oil development.

(via nrdc)

04

Oct

Keystone XL emails show bias, conflict of interest

climateadaptation:

Emails released in a FOIA request show that the Obama administration is biased towards getting the Keystone XL Pipeline built. I’ve been covering Keystone XL for a few months (see all my posts, here). I used to believe the pipeline will get the green light. Now I suspect it will be delayed…