The unethical reality of tar sands oil and the Keystone XL pipeline

August 9, 2012By David TurnbullBlog Post, Featured 2 Comments

Recently, the Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature, Mike Flood, spoke with the York News-Times about his views on the Keystone XL pipeline, which, as proposed, would run through environmentally sensitive parts of Nebraska. Amidst expressing lukewarm concern about the pipeline’s safety, Flood repeated an oft-used but oft-refuted argument for supporting the pipeline. He asserted that tar … Read More

New KXL Route “Within Weeks”

March 7, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 8 Comments

And so the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline goes on. TransCanada plans to refile its application with the U.S. government in the next few weeks, according to Alex Pourbaix, the company’s president of oil and pipelines. The new alternative pipeline route will avoid the ecologically sensitive Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer, a crucial water … Read More

Over 600,000 Say No to KXL

February 14, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 4 Comments

Once again it is the many versus the money. Starting at noon yesterday, a coalition of thirty or so environmental organisations, including Oil Change International (OCI) and set out to gather at least 500,000 signatures with 24 hours to stop the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The initiative came as a response to moves within … Read More

Keystone XL Becoming Key Election Issue

February 1, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured 1 Comment

November may still seem a long way off, but increasingly it is looking like the the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is going to become a key Presidential election issue. David Wilkins, who was George Bush’s ambassador to Canada from 2005 to 2009, is one of the many people who think this is the case. “It’s … Read More

TransCanada “Violating Laws” Over KXL Jobs Claim

January 30, 2012By Andy RowellBlog Post

Later today the Republican Senator John Hoeven will try to introduce legislation seeking to bypass President Barack Obama and empower Congress to approve the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Hoeven’s bill, that would seek to take control of the Keystone decision, looks like a political non-starter.  To become law it would have to be approved … Read More