As we await the photo-op of Keystone XL approval from the Trump Administration, here’s a compilation of a few of our “best hits” for why Keystone XL must not be built.
Subsidy Spotlight: Paying the Price of Tar Sands Expansion
From tar sands refinery subsidies in Whiting, Indiana and cash-strapped Detroit to petcoke covering the neighborhoods of Southeast Chicago, this subsidy spotlight explores the human impact of government subsidies gone haywire.
Infographic: Piling up Keystone XL’s Petcoke
New Infographic! There are many reasons that the Keystone XL pipeline will clearly exacerbate the problem of climate pollution…but one that is often overlooked at our peril is the problem of petroleum coke (aka “petcoke”).
Detroit’s petcoke pile helps a struggling coal plant stay in business…more to come?
The story of the Detroit petcoke pile should give the Obama administration some serious pause as they consider the Keystone XL decision.
Canadian MP Calls for Petcoke Inquest
A member of the Canadian Parliament has said he wants an investigation into a three-story mound of petcoke piling up near the Marathon refinery along the Detroit River.
Koch’ed up: Petcoke’s political pollution
If there’s a statistical correlation between dirty oil and dirty politics, we have yet to quantify it – but here’s another story for the pile of anecdotal evidence.