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- In todays House Keystone XL vote, those in support took in a combined $56 million from fossil fuel interests, $36 million from oil industry interests alone.
- One of the world’s leading climate scientists Dr James Hansen has warned British MPs that exploiting the tar sands and oil shale would make the problem of climate change “unsolvable”.
- The U.S. oil boom is a clear threat to the tar sands market in the Gulf Coast. The State Department failed to acknowledge this in the SEIS.
- Love him or loath him, you can say one thing Al Gore at the moment. He is certainly winding the Canadians up into a right old rage. Yesterday I blogged how he had called the tar sands to an “open sewer”. Gore then went on to give a public interview with The Globe and Mail....
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- The Keystone XL Pipeline's social cost of carbon could be as much as $100 billion per year. Until government agencies properly account for the cost of climate change caused by major fossil fuel infrastructure, projects like Keystone XL will continue to impose disproportionate costs on society.
- Here’s a question for you. What have one of the world’s richest companies and one of the world’s richest men got in common? The answer: They have both censored adverts criticising their actions on climate-related issues.
- Regular readers of this blog will not be surprised to hear that the GOP-led Natural Resources committee of the House of Representatives followed the Energy and Commerce Committee’s lead in voting to advance a bill designed to circumvent normal process and force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Even more astute readers will also not...
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- The EPA slams the State Department review of Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that, from a climate perspective, “oil sands crude is significantly more GHG intensive than other crudes, and therefore has potentially large impacts.”
- For immediate release April 22, 2013 More than One Million Comments Urge Obama Administration to Reject Keystone XL Public Comments highlight that Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward Washington, DC – Opponents of Keystone XL have submitted more than one million comments urging President Obama, Secretary Kerry and the State Department...
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- Pro-KXL representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee's pro-KeystoneXL vote today have received more than 6 times more in campaign contributions from Big Oil than those that voted against it.