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- Yesterday, several hundred students from over 80 colleges across the United States were arrested outside the White House as they took part in “XL Dissent” - a major demonstration against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
- For once the words of a politician were extremely bold and clear. The warning was brutally stark. In a keynote speech on climate change in Indonesia, Secretary of State, John Kerry, likened global warming to a weapon of mass destruction and dismissed climate sceptics as members of the “Flat Earth Society”.
- When the State Department’s long-awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement into the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline was published last week, it was met with dismay from the environmental community.
- According to multiple sources the State Department will issue its long awaited Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline later today. The early spin today is that “environmentalists will be disappointed”. But consider the source. Last week, Jack Gerard, the head of the American Petroleum Institute, told Reuters that ”It’s our...
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- Slowly but surely the concept of “stranded assets” is taking hold and dirty coal looks likely to take the first big hit from a huge Norwegian pension fund.
- Two prominent Congressmen, Representative Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse yesterday called on the State Department to correct “significant mistakes” in its draft evaluation of the environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline.
- In his landmark speech on climate change yesterday, President Obama argued that the Keystone XL pipeline would only be built if it does not “significantly exacerbate” climate change. “Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interests,” the President said, adding “our national interest would...
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- Tomorrow, President Obama will make a major speech on climate. Its time to say no to KXL and ditch the "All of the Above" energy plan
- 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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- Billionaire Tom Steyer argues that Keystone XL “has become the defining issue in the climate change fight of our times".
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