Sentate Passes Keystone XL Bill, White House Says Will Veto

By: Friday January 30, 2015 7:12 am

Anti-#KeystoneXL pipeline protesters at Obama / House Dems retreat in Philly pic.twitter.com/MvKYisOcs5 — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) January 29, 2015 Yesterday the Senate passed a bill forcing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport Canadian tar sand oil through the US to the gulf coast. The vote was 62-36 and nine Democrats – [...]

Keystone XL Fails In Senate

By: Wednesday November 19, 2014 5:58 am

In a somewhat encouraging sign for the country and terrible event for the re-election prospects of Senator Mary Landrieu, the Keystone XL bill died yesterday in the Senate by one vote: 59-41. Landrieu has come to believe that getting the Keystone XL pipeline authorized to be built would help her chances to win a run-off [...]

Study: Keystone XL Pipeline To Produce Four Times More Pollution Than State Dept Claims

By: Wednesday August 13, 2014 10:38 am

A new study published in Nature Climate Change by the Stockholm Environment Institute claims that the Keystone XL Pipeline is set to produce four times more climate change pollution than the US State Department predicted. The State Department has already been under increased scrutiny for playing politics with the science of climate change. Transcanda, a [...]

Republicans Avoiding Payroll Tax Cut/UI Bill for Keystone XL Poison Pill

By: Monday January 30, 2012 7:35 am

The House GOP caucus definitely wants to try to force the issue on the Keystone XL pipeline with another vote. What’s not yet clear is where they want to place the rider. If they choose to attach it to payroll tax cut/UI legislation, that’s an indicator that they really want it to pass. If not, [...]

Occupy Des Moines Protesters Take Over Obama HQ, Iowa Democratic Party HQ

By: Monday December 19, 2011 12:57 pm

A unique pressure campaign has been playing out in Iowa, where the group Occupy Des Moines and other progressive groups briefly took over both the Obama for America and the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters, just as the media spotlight descends on the city two weeks before the caucuses. Occupy Des Moines, in conjunction with Veterans [...]

Pipeline Purchase, Re-Routing Likely to Succeed in Getting Tar Sands Oil to Market

By: Thursday November 17, 2011 9:53 am

Enbridge, a competitor to TransCanada, announced plans to purchase a controlling interest in an existing pipeline that runs from the Gulf of Mexico to Cushing, Oklahoma, and to reverse it, in an effort to transport tar sands oil to Gulf Coast refineries. The plan would do part of what the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would [...]

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