State Department Hid Contractor’s Ties To Keystone XL Pipeline Company

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 8:52 am

Try to act surprised. It seems that the report that claimed the Keystone XL Pipeline would have negligible environmental impact was authored in part by quasi-representatives of TransCanada – the firm who stands to benefit from its construction. The Bush Obama Administration even had the TransCanada connected consultants’ work histories redacted in hopes that no [...]

Sierra Club Will Engage In Civil Disobedience To Fight Climate Change

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 8:50 am

The Sierra Club, long considered an establishment friendly environmental organization, has apparently been radicalized by the ongoing failure of the environmental movement to make any significant difference in Climate Change. Environmentalists all over the world have had limited success in dealing with Climate Change, but none have so substantially and comprehensively miscarried as those in [...]

ALEC Wasn’t First Industry Trojan Horse Behind Sham Fracking Disclosure Bill – Enter CSG

By: Wednesday May 2, 2012 1:51 pm

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog 19th Century German statesman Otto von Bismarck once said, “If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.” The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), put on the map by the Center for Media and Democracy in its “ALEC Exposed” project, is the archetype of von Bismarck’s truism. So too are the fracking [...]

Ten Old Power Plants, Mostly Coal-Fired, to Shut Down

By: Thursday March 1, 2012 9:35 am

Sometimes it’s hard to find progress in public policy, especially in the energy sector, where a natural gas boom and new nuclear plant construction have been the big stories of late. But I am nothing if not a striver. So I’ve found the genuinely good news that ten more old, dirty coal-fired power plants will [...]

State Department Environmental Impact Study of Keystone XL Pipeline Released, Skids Greased for Approval

By: Friday August 26, 2011 10:16 am

As expected, the State Department essentially gave its environmental blessing to the Keystone XL pipeline today, which would stretch nearly 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada to Texas, and which would deliver as much as 700,000 barrels of noxious tar sands oil every day.  This is not a final approval on the project, but getting a [...]

Enviros to Spend $11 Million on Ad Campaign for Bill They Oppose

By: Thursday June 24, 2010 7:50 am

Environmental groups announced a major ad campaign targeting “key Senators” to support a climate and energy bill. But while the outcome is uncertain, the main bill on the table would likely either eliminate completely a carbon cap or substitute it with a utilities-only cap. And that has been deemed totally insufficient by the biggest environmental [...]

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