Tar Sands- The Undercover Reports from Rolling Stone

A first-hand report from an anonymous worker on Canada’s controversial oil pipelines There’s something in the air in Fort McMurray, Alberta – and it’s not just fumes from the massive oil sands processing plants north of town. Spend enough time here,...

Keystone XL Pipeline Hearing, Grand Island, NE

On April 18, 2013 the U.S. State Department held a gathering to hear public comments regarding the pending permit submitted by TransCanada for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the Canadian Border into the U.S. and continue on to the Gulf of Mexico. This pipeline is...

You’re Invited to a Benefit Concert at the CRAWFORD FARM!

On Saturday, April 20th, we will hold a full day music festival here on our farm to further fund our legal battle. Appropriately named “Stand Tall”, our concert will feature 7 amazing bands from across the state. The Octopus Project, our headliner band...

All risk, no reward

Guest comment  – New York Times.com Randy Thompson, landowner and Keystone XL pipeline opponent | Posted: Saturday, April 6, 2013 12:00 am As a Nebraska landowner on the front lines of the Keystone XL battle, I have a unique perspective into the tremendous risks...

Top 5 Reasons Transporting Tar Sands Crude is Reckless

Natural Resources Defense Council By Anthony Swift On March 29, Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands pipeline ruptured, flooding a suburban community in Mayflower, Ark. with between 150,000 and 210,000 gallons (3,500 to 5,000 barrels) of tar sands crude. According to reports,...

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water

by Debra White Plume Lakota know we love Unci Maka.  All of Unci Maka. Our ancestors were free, to follow the Star Nation Path (the Good Red Road), to roam, to hunt, to be happy, to have sacred water. Then one day, FAT TAKER came thru camp, and stole the fat that many...

IEN Responds to Draft Keystone XL Supplemental EIS

Statement from the Indigenous Environmental Network Initial Response to the U.S. Department of State Keystone XL Pipeline Draft Supplemental EIS 2013 March 6, 2013 Last Friday, March 1st, in an unexpected move, President Obama’s U.S. Department of State released its...

Grassroots Natives Meet EPA, Highlight Keystone XL Concerns

by Rob Capriccioso American Indian citizens are ramping up efforts to inform various federal agencies about the potential harmful effects on tribal communities if the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is granted permission to run through large portions of Indian country....

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...

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...

Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces

Thanks to high global oil prices, industry can afford the large amount of energy needed to extract the oil and turn it into a usable fuel. By Rachel Nuwer The average “energy returned on investment,” or EROI, for conventional oil is roughly 25:1. In other...

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...