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Keystone XL pipeline could pollute Ogallala aquifer with 6.5 million gallons of tar sands oil

By Steve Mufson / The Washington Post Jane Kleeb is a savvy activist who, Nebraska’s Republican governor once said, “has a tendency to shoot her mouth off most days.” A Florida native who moved to Nebraska in 2007 after marrying a rancher active in Democratic politics, she did as much as anyone to bring the … Continue reading Keystone XL pipeline could pollute Ogallala aquifer with 6.5 million gallons of tar sands oil

Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

By Candice Bernd / TruthOut The deadline for the review of TransCanada’s permits for the Gulf Coast portion of the Keystone XL pipeline was Monday, June 25, 2012. At the Texas Army Corp of Engineers Galveston office and without any finalization of review, those permits will be automatically granted to the corporation – thanks to … Continue reading Activists in Texas organizing blockade against Keystone XL pipeline

Southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline will be “automatically approved” if not stopped within 45 days

By ENews Park Forest The Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed that Canadian oil firm TransCanada has submitted applications to Corps district offices in Tulsa, Galveston, and Ft. Worth for a Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12) to build the southern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma through Texas to … Continue reading Southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline will be “automatically approved” if not stopped within 45 days

Lakota people take part in hunger strike against tar sands pipelines

In the Dakotas, members of the proud Lakota Nation rose in protest this week to join a 48-hour hunger strike in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—and all tar sands pipelines—they say will destroy precious water resources and ancestral lands in the U.S and in Canada.

On Sunday, dozens of hunger strikers and supporters marched at a rally against tar sands oil mining operations and pipelines in Eagle Butte, S.D., an impoverished community on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, close to TransCanada’s 1,700 mile proposed Keystone XL pipeline route to refineries in the Gulf. ... Continue reading →

American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage

By Indigenous Environmental Network Native Americans gathering in Cushing, OK today to protest President Obama’s words of praise for the Keystone XL pipeline were forced by local authorities to hold their event in a cage erected in Memorial Park. The protestors were stunned that their community, so long mistreated, would be insulted in such an … Continue reading American Indians in Oklahoma will be forced to protest Keystone XL pipeline from a cage

Obama pushing to start Keystone XL pipeline construction as soon as possible

By Suzanne Goldenberg / The Guardian Barack Obama is expected to speed up approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Thursday after taking to the road with what the White House is billing as an “all of the above” energy tour. Obama’s planned visit to the oil hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, on day … Continue reading Obama pushing to start Keystone XL pipeline construction as soon as possible

Study finds Keystone XL would create 20 permanent jobs, threaten half a million farmers

By Bill McKibben Cornell’s Global Labor Institute issued a big new report [PDF] this morning examining the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the most comprehensive look yet at its economic impact. And it makes clear just how right President Obama was to block this boondoggle: It would make money for a few politically connected oil companies, but at a … Continue reading Study finds Keystone XL would create 20 permanent jobs, threaten half a million farmers

In close vote, Senate rejects authorization for Keystone XL pipeline

By Richard Simon and Christi Parsons / Los Angeles Times With gas prices becoming a high-octane campaign issue, the Democratic-led Senate beat back a Republican effort to advance the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project. Thursday’s vote to attach the project to a must-pass transportation bill failed 56 to 42, with 11 Democrats joining Republicans … Continue reading In close vote, Senate rejects authorization for Keystone XL pipeline

Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

From Mother Jones The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has moved from the White House to a farm in Texas. Third-generation farmer Julia Trigg Crawford is engaged in a court battle over whether TransCanada, the company that wants to build the massive pipeline from Canada to Texas, has a right to declare eminent domain … Continue reading Family farmers in Texas standing up against Keystone XL pipeline construction

Obama administration applauds TransCanada decision to start constructing section of Keystone XL

By Lesley Clark and Renee Schoof / McClatchy With President Barack Obama facing fire from Republicans over the rising cost of gasoline, the White House moved quickly Monday to trumpet a Canadian company’s decision to build a section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Houston after Obama blocked a longer path … Continue reading Obama administration applauds TransCanada decision to start constructing section of Keystone XL