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Colorado Idle No More Won’t Back Down, Rallies Opposing Keystone XL Pipeline

Published on February 23, 2013 by in Home

  Indian CountryTodayMediaNetwork     The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, if approved, will be “built through sacred sites, traditional camp grounds and areas full of Native history,” warned a young Native woman whose organization, Idle No More, was one of 30 Colorado groups rallying in Denver February 17 as thousands of activists gathered in the

 
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Just the facts: Climate Impacts from the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Published on February 17, 2013 by in Home

  Danielle Droitsch NRDC   A key issue in the debate over the Keystone XL tar sands pipelineis about the impact it would have on climate.  The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a fundamental element in the oil industry’s plan to triple production of tar sands oil from 2 million barrels per day (bpd) to

 
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Nurses Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline, Cite Adverse Effects of Increased Air Pollution, Climate Change

Published on February 5, 2013 by in Home

  National Nurses United Press Release, 2/5/13       Citing serious adverse health concerns, National Nurses United announced today that it is joining  with environmentalists, unions and other organizations from across the country to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline – the 1,700 mile of tar sands oil pipeline from Canada to refineries in Texas.  With

 
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Climate concerns are key in Keystone XL pipeline debate

Published on January 18, 2013 by in Home

  Nathan Lemphers Pembina Institute Concerns about oilsands pipelines dominated Canadian headlines in 2012, and the issue is unlikely to step out of the limelight anytime soon. Hearings into the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal are expected to continue until the middle of this year; meanwhile, proposals to move oilsands bitumen through pipelines to Eastern Canada are also

 
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Climate change activists turn to plans, persuasion, prayer in Obama’s second term

Published on January 16, 2013 by in Home

    BY ERIKA BOLSTAD MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS   WASHINGTON – Just before he and other environmentalists marched to the White House on Tuesday, climate change activist James Hansen warned he wouldn’t be able to be arrested with them this time. Hansen, a NASA scientist by day and an activist on his own time, had to be

 
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Report Fails to Settle Concerns Over Oil Spill Risk to Ogallala Aquifer

Published on January 14, 2013 by in Home

  A thorough and adequate study of the impacts has not been done, a scientist says; it’s a rigorous and comprehensive review, says TransCanada’s CEO.   Lisa Song Inside Climate News   The question of how an oil spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline might affect the Ogallala aquifer was raised again this month,

 
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Keystone XL Pipeline: Another Looming Cliff of Grave Consequence

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Home

    Robert Redford EcoWatch   The wake up call that Hurricane Sandygave us was but one of many just in the last year. We can see that climate change is happening all around the country after the wildfires, droughts, floods and violent storms of 2012. So when President Obama said it was time to deal with global

 
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A Tar Sands Manifesto

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

    by RAMSEY SPRAGUE Fort Worth Weekly   The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer in Texas is a test of wills, but so too is a Texas winter spent in tents. Living like this, one learns

 
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A Tar Sands Manifesto

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  by RAMSEY SPRAGUE Fort Worth Weekly The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer in Texas is a test of wills, but so too is a Texas winter spent in tents. Living like this, one learns to manage

 
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Welcome to Blockadia!

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  The corporate push to construct tar-sands pipelines is transforming the environmental movement across North America by increasing the involvement of local residents and normalizing the use of direct action. by Melanie Jae Martin, Jesse Fruhwirth Yes!   We are members of Peaceful Uprising and Utah Tar Sands Resistance, groups that are working to stop tar sands mining from beginning

 
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First Tar Sands Blockade Oklahoma Action: No Tar Sands on Stolen Lands!

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

  tarsandsblockade.org Today, Oklahomans from across the state, indigenous activists, and environmental activists came together and walked onto an easement where pipe for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline was being laid through Sac & Fox land in Stroud, OK.  in solidarity with Idle No More and the Unis’tot’en Camp, and communities impacted by dangerous and

 
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First Tar Sands Blockade Oklahoma Action: No Tar Sands on Stolen Lands!

Published on January 12, 2013 by in Home

    Today, Oklahomans from across the state, indigenous activists, and environmental activists came together and walked onto an easement where pipe for the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline was being laid through Sac & Fox land in Stroud, OK.  in solidarity with Idle No More and the Unis’tot’en Camp, and communities impacted by dangerous and

 
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Keystone XL would be initial test for Kerry

Published on January 9, 2013 by in Home

    Sneh Duggal Embassy   United States President Barack Obama’s picks for his next secretaries of state and defence are good for Canada because both bring with them years of experience and some knowledge about their northern neighbour, say former diplomats and other observers. But one former Canadian ambassador to the US said that

 
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Nebraska environment report favors revised Keystone XL pipe plan

Published on January 5, 2013 by in Home

  By Timothy Gardner REUTERS (Reuters) – The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline received a boost on Friday when Nebraska regulators said its proposed new route would avoid many of the ecologically-sensitive areas that led the U.S. government to block it last year. The new route for the $5.3 billion Alberta-to-Nebraska pipeline, backed by TransCanada

 
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Burlington City Council passes resolutions opposing tar sands oil: the beginning of a groundswell against tar sands in New England

Published on December 22, 2012 by in Home

  Elizabeth Shope and NRDC Senior Consultant Shelley Kath. NRDC Big Oil has a plan that will put communities at risk in New England and Eastern Canada. The Portland-Montreal Pipeline – a very old oil pipeline owned mostly by ExxonMobil – may be reversed to enable dirty corrosive tar sands oil to be pumped through Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

 
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