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Without KXL, tar sands are a bad investment. By fighting the pipeline, activists have disrupted the industry’s bottom line.
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Meet the 78-year-old great-grandmother, the Air Force veteran, and other Texas landowners trying to block construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
Canada's blind rush to become a fossil fuel superpower menaces not only wild lands and native peoples but the very fabric of the country's democracy.
After a dramatic EPA meeting at which he revealed his secret shame -- and despite a campaign to intimidate him -- a fired oil spill cleanup worker continues his single-minded quest to prove that large pockets of tar sands crude were covered up in Michigan’s Kalamazoo River.
After one of the worst inland oil spills in U.S. history, a fired cleanup worker turns crusader on a mission to expose what he calls a cover-up by the pipeline company and its contractors. But revelations about his past threaten to destroy his reputation -- and his credibility.
In July 2010, more than a million gallons of tar sands crude spilled into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. A fired cleanup worker with a dark past claims he was ordered to cover up oil to meet federal deadlines. His case goes to trial next week.
Environmental activists are doing their best to take on the powerful oil industry in the fight over a 1,700-mile tar sands pipeline that would cross critical ecosystems and drinking water supplies.
Proponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project would like you to believe that, if approved, its construction will put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work. This is plainly untrue, according to a new... read more >
At a heated hearing in the heart of Cornhusker country, ranchers and small-town residents reject the Keystone XL pipeline -- and one cowboy poet lends an eloquent voice to the outrage.
On Sunday, energyNOW! news tackled the Keystone XL debate in a wide-ranging half hour program that covered the controversial pipeline in typically comprehensive fashion.As part of its ongoing Reporter's Notebook series,... read more >
It looks more and more likely that the Obama administration will approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, despite concerns over its safety and the devastating impact of tar sands oil on climate and the environment (... read more >
The U.S. State Department released its final environmental assessment (pdf) today of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands crude from Canada, across the Great Plains (and much of the Midwest’s... read more >
Canada's incredible boreal forest, stretching across the entire continent and home to some of the biggest and most important fresh water supplies in the world, is at risk from a variety of directions. Tar sands development.... read more >
Oil extracted from Alberta’s tar sands has gotten a bum rap in climate circles lately. Because it takes more energy to refine petroleum from these sand deposits than from conventional sources of crude oil, the Canadian oil... read more >
After up to a million gallons of oil spilled into Michigan's Kalamazoo River from an underground pipeline late last month, investigators and local residents focused on concerns about where and when the spill started and what... read more >