The COP21 climate negotiations in Paris opened on Monday with a flurry of activity, speeches, and announcements from some 150 world leaders gathered to kick things off. It’s hard to come away from a day like yesterday without feeling a tinge of hope continuing…that is, until the real negotiations begin. While many impressed with their calls for action … Read More
TransCanada knows a rejection is just around the corner and made a desperate attempt at a political maneuver to avoid such an outcome. The President can end these games by rejecting the pipeline today. Our country, and our climate, would be better for it.
President Obama and Secretary Kerry should recognize that every devastating impact of climate change they encounter in the Arctic will only be the tip of the iceberg if Big Oil is allowed to continue their high risk Arctic projects. Approving Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling permits one week and going to the Arctic to show your commitment to climate action the next is dissonance at best and downright hypocrisy at worst.
Today’s decision to rubber stamp Shell’s 2015 Arctic Exploration Plan is yet another example of the dangerous disconnect between our climate imperatives and the Obama administration’s energy policy.
Today’s failed vote is just another example of a corrupt Congress trying to please its Big Oil Benefactors. Nothing more, nothing less. Keystone XL backers continue to trot out the same tired talking points spoon-fed to them by the industry. Meanwhile the facts remain the same: Keystone XL fails the climate test and should be rejected.
Fossil fuel funded politicians in Congress should take note – when the President of the United States says he is going to do something, he follows through.
The EPA’s comments point to the fact that at current oil prices the pipeline would certainly trigger additional production in the tar sands, and thus significant additional emissions. Thus Keystone XL clearly fails the President’s climate test…
News broke today that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has written a letter to President Obama that, according to CBC reporting, “formally propos[ed] ‘joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector,” in exchange for approval of Keystone XL. The specific details of the offer from Harper are yet to be … Read More
Paying lip service to climate science and then running full speed ahead down the fossil fuel pathway to climate chaos is just another form of climate denial. We need our leaders to wake up and make some hard choices, commensurate with the difficult climate reality we face.
Instead of confronting the climate crisis head on, President Obama and others promoting “All of the Above” have decided to include oil, gas, and coal development alongside solar and wind energy. Read more about the biggest offenses.