Keystone XL: Its Not Jobs Versus Ideology

September 20, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

As the decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline draws ever nearer, the amount of rubbish being written by its proponents grows ever greater. Yesterday an article in the Vancouver Sun basically said the argument was very simple: it was jobs versus ideology. The article stated: “will human employment and corporate revenue eventually prevail over … Read More

Keystone Spill Risk “Flawed”, Argues Expert

July 12, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Last week, came the news that an Exxon pipeline had ruptured into the beautiful Yellowstone river. This was quickly followed by the revelations that the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would pass under the same stretch of river, raising doubts over its safety and capacity to clean up any spill. Now this has been followed by … Read More

Keystone Could Add a “Billion-Tons” of CO2

June 8, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

As the row over the Keystone XL pipeline continues, the US is sending mixed messages over the dirty tar sands. Speaking to the Gas and Oil Expo and Conference, David Jacobson, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, waxed lyrical about Canada, describing it as the “safest and most secure foreign supplier” of oil the US. “The … Read More

Deadline Day for Comments on Keystone

June 6, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Today is the final day for public comment to the US Department of State over the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the highly controversial Keystone XL. Seen as a litmus test for the Obama administration’s policies on climate change, Keystone XL is the proposed 1700-mile oil pipeline that is planned to bring some 830,000 barrels … Read More