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Category: Environment

Second Canadian Company Completing Tar-Sands Pipeline into the U.S.

by Lou Dubose | Dec 1, 2014 | Environment

  For six years, TransCanada has negotiated federal and state laws, and contended with the opposition of environmental organizations and landowners, to build the Keystone XL: a 36-inch-diameter, 1,700-mile pipeline that, if completed, would transport 830,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Canadian tar-sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast. The U.S. State Department […]

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Breaking Coal’s Death Grip

by Clara Bingham | Nov 1, 2014 | Environment

  When 400,000 protesters descended on New York City for the People’s Climate March in September, organizers placed groups in a sort of environmental degradation hierarchy as the crowd snaked up Central Park West. In the front of the 30-block-long starting line were citizens who hailed from “impacted communities,” people whose lives and homes were […]

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400,000 Protesters In Manhattan

by Lou Dubose | Sep 22, 2014 | Blog, Environment

  More than 400,000 climate protestors marching through Manhattan yesterday turned out because, as Bill McKibben, Eddie Bautista, and La Tonya Crisp-Sauray, wrote last week, the world has left the Holocene behind: scientists tell us that we’ve already raised the planet’s temperature almost one degree Celsius, and are on track for four or five more […]

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Will Obama Take on the Chemical Lobby?

by Rick Hind | Sep 1, 2014 | Environment

  After the September 11 attacks, U.S. chemical facilities became a priority for security agencies like the FBI and the CIA. The manager of Washington, D.C.’s sewage treatment plant told a reporter that he couldn’t sleep at night knowing the facility stored ten 90-ton railcars of chlorine gas. Within three months, the plant was converted […]

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A Green Army Takes on Big Oil

by Lou Dubose | Jun 30, 2014 | Environment

  Baton Rouge, Louisiana The April 15 evening session of the Louisiana Senate began with a presiding officer working his way through a calendar of congratulatory resolutions. Senators wandered from the floor to the galleries adjacent to the art deco chamber, talking with staffers, conferring with lobbyists, and backslapping with visitors. The workaday chaos continued […]

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