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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

TransCanada to begin construction on section of Keystone XL pipeline

By Agence France-Presse TransCanada Corp announced Monday it would go ahead with construction of part of its Keystone XL oil pipeline that does not require US presidential approval, a stretch from the state of Oklahoma to the US Gulf Coast. The company also said it will resubmit its proposal for the entirety of the pipeline … Continue reading TransCanada to begin construction on section of Keystone XL pipeline

World oil supplies dwindling, and what remains is increasingly toxic

By Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera Oil touches nearly every single aspect of the lives of those in the industrialised world. Most of our food, clothing, electronics, hygiene products and transportation simply would not exist without this resource. There is a reason why oil giants such as ExxonMobile, BP, Total and Royal Dutch Shell, year in … Continue reading World oil supplies dwindling, and what remains is increasingly toxic

Video: The True Cost of Oil

By TEDxVictoria What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project — and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat. For almost twenty years, Garth’s photography of threatened wilderness regions, devastation, and the impacts on indigenous peoples, has appeared in the world’s … Continue reading Video: The True Cost of Oil

Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times The prime minister is talking about being “held hostage” by U.S. interests. Radio ads blare, “Stand up to this foreign bully.” A Twitter account tells of a “secret plan to target Canada: exposed!” Could this be Canada? The cheerful northern neighbor: supplier of troops to unpleasant U.S.-led foreign conflicts, … Continue reading Canada becoming authoritarian petro-state as First Nations prepare for war over tar sands pipeline

Enbridge proposes eastward pipeline for tar sands oil

By Matthew Arco / The Portland Daily Sun Environmental groups fearing that talks to pump “incredibly destructive” crude oil from Canada to Greater Portland are once again resurfacing, are opposing the project even before one is officially put in writing. The Natural Resources Council of Maine is planning to join three other environmental groups in … Continue reading Enbridge proposes eastward pipeline for tar sands oil

Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

By Jeremy Symons / National Wildlife Federation The toll of tar sands development has been largely hidden hundreds of miles to the North. Canadian forests once provided the last undisturbed refuge in North America for migrating songbirds, ducks and geese, and the vast stretches of wilderness in northern Alberta have been ideal for wild wolves … Continue reading Canadian government decides poisoning wolves will save caribou from tar sands

Natives to oppose West Coast oil pipelines

Aboriginal groups in the Canadian Pacific province of British Columbia said on Thursday they had formed a united front to oppose all exports of crude oil from the Alberta tar sands through their territories. The declaration is another political blow to the Canadian energy sector and Canada’s right-of-center Conservative government after Washington decided last month … Continue reading Natives to oppose West Coast oil pipelines

DGR’s comments at the Department of State public hearing on the Keystone XL, 9/28

I am with Deep Green Resistance, also known as DGR. My message is for everyone here. I implore the Department of State to stop the KeystoneXL. Exploiting the tar sands would further the global climate disaster. If you refuse to protect our home, then it’s time for the people to start fighting back effectively. Tim … Continue reading DGR’s comments at the Department of State public hearing on the Keystone XL, 9/28