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Supporters Of Keystone XL Outspend Opponents 35 To 1

By Josh Israel on Feb 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm At least fifty oil companies, business trade associations, labor unions, and political groups with combined lobbying budgets of more than $178 million lobbied Washington in support of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in...

New study to examine health impact of Alberta oilsands

By Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – An independent study will soon be launched into the health effects of the oilsands on nearby communities. Partially funded by the provincial and federal governments, the study will be overseen by University of...

TransCanada encouraged by eastern pipeline proposal

By Lauren Krugel, THE CANADIAN PRESS February 13, 2013 CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday it aims to file a regulatory application for its eastbound pipeline proposal by year-end following “encouraging” feedback from potential customers. The Calgary-based...

At the Altar of the Dollar

This song was written as a challenge to myself to do something about climate change. I hope it will inspire you to join us, the Citizens Climate Lobby volunteers. Help us pass national legislation that places a fee on the carbon in fossil fuels (a fee equal to the...

Tar Sands Tailings Contaminate Alberta Groundwater

The massive tailings ponds holding billions of litres of tar sands waste are leaking into Alberta’s groundwater, according to internal documents obtained by Postmedia’s Mike De Souza. An internal memorandum prepared for Natural Resources Minister Joe...

Don’t buy it, Canada has no credibility on climate

Canada has a long history of failure on climate change. Failure to act at home and abroad have made Canada an international pariah when it comes to action on climate change. There is not a single federal regulation on the greenhouse gas pollution from Canada’s fastest...

Shut Down the Tar Sands

While citizens in Nebraska and all over the USA watched and waited for the decision of Nebraskan Governor Heinman regarding his decision to allow or prevent the TransCanada Keystone XL oil pipeline into ‘his’ state, I cringed, as that mentality is damaging and part of...

ACTION: Join IEN at the Rally for Clean Energy on February 17

Voice opposition to the Keystone Oil Pipeline    The Indigenous Environmental Network will join 350.org, Sierra Club and hundreds of concerned citizens in a rally calling on elected officials to fight climate change and build a healthier future, joining voices in a...

Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables

Women of the Land Speak:  Dispatches from the Front-lines of the Tar Sands to Renewables February 17, 2013 7pm – 10 pm  Speakers from 7 to 9pm, networking from 9 to 10pm Busboys and Poets 1025 5th Street NW, Washington D.C. This event is part of the Women’s...

Mr. Obama’s Coal Plant

by Wahleah Johns Black Mesa Water Coalition President Obama owns a coal-fired power plant. A big one. Okay, not Mr. Obama personally. But the federal government is indeed the largest owner of the biggest coal power plant in the West: 2,250-megawatt Navajo Generating...

West Virginia’s streams are in trouble

More than 40 percent of West Virginia’s rivers are too polluted to pass simple water-quality safety thresholds. They are too polluted to be safely used for drinking water or recreation, or to support healthy aquatic life. This is due in large part to pollution from...

Preliminary Analysis of FracFocus.org Data

Abstract This post covers the oil/gas well and chemical data extracted from the FracFocus.org website by the staff of SkyTruth.org.  The FracFocus.org website is gradually becoming the default repository for general hydro-fracturing well information as well as the...