Posts Tagged with "pipeline"

VIDEO: The Tar Sands Action Was Just Phase One

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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VIDEO: The Tar Sands Action Was Just Phase One

The Tar Sands Action wrapped up last Saturday, and I have to say it was a truly amazing thing to watch transpire. In all, 1,253 people were arrested protesting the expansion of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. But more than that, they were protesting what the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has come to [...]

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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This Week In DC, The Outcry For Climate Solutions Has Become An Uproar

Last fall, Bill McKibben, Phil Radford and I issued a letter calling on people of conscience to take direct action to amplify the demands of the climate movement. Of course, we were far from the only people making that call — the outcry for solutions to the climate catastrophe looming over us has been loud [...]

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Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: James Hansen Arrested For Protesting Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The Tar Sands Action entered its second week with the biggest day of arrests so far. NASA scientist and climate expert Dr. James Hansen was one of those arrested today at the White House: President Obama must decide whether or not to grant a “presidential permit” for Canadian company TransCanada to begin construction of the [...]

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Photo Of The Day: Father And Daughter Join Tar Sands Protest

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Photo Of The Day: Father And Daughter Join Tar Sands Protest

Today’s Photo Of The Day is yet another inspiring image from the ongoing Tar Sands Action at the White House. Joe Uehlein and his daughter join the protest: Joe Uehlein, a Labor Movement Leader, and his daughter came to support the Tar Sands Action on August 24th, 2011. Joe told organizers of the action that [...]

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VIDEO: Landowners Take It To The Streets To Protest Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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VIDEO: Landowners Take It To The Streets To Protest Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

The massive sit-in at the White House to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline expansion has entered its fifth day, with over 50 more arrests. But the protesters taking part in the civil disobedience at the White House are not the only ones taking their opposition to Keystone XL and the tar sands to [...]

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

Friday, August 19, 2011

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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action By “Gasland” Director Josh Fox

“There’s only been one tool that people have turned to in desperate times to change the world: Civil disobedience.” Director Josh Fox was nominated for an Oscar for his film Gasland, which exposed the impact of hydraulic fracturing of the earth for natural gas, also known as fracking. Today, he turns his documentarian skills towards [...]

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Top Scientists to President: Tar Sands Oil “Does Not Make Sense To Exploit”

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Top Scientists to President: Tar Sands Oil “Does Not Make Sense To Exploit”

In a letter released today, twenty top scientists wrote to President Obama to ask him to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, the 1,700 mile-long fuse that, if lit, could help ignite climate chaos. If built, the pipeline would carry bitumen from Canada to the Gulf Coast, putting fresh water supplies at risk and further increasing [...]

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

Monday, July 25, 2011

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As Exxon’s Oil Poisons Montana, Study Finds Keystone XL Risks Underestimated

The Yellowstone oil spill has fouled land and water in Montana, but a leak from the Keystone XL pipeline would be far more disastrous. Less than two weeks after the Yellowstone River oil spill, the situation is as nasty as you might expect. Exxon maintains that oil has been found 25 miles downstream, but the [...]

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Did Exxon Ignore An Early Warning Of The Yellowstone Spill?

UPDATE 07/07/11 10:34AM PST: Please write President Obama to demand a ban on new oil pipelines until our communities are safe from the ones already in the ground. It was two years ago that U.S. regulators first discovered problems with the Exxon pipeline that ruptured this past weekend and spilled 1,000 barrels (42,000 gallons) of [...]

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

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API’s Circular Argument On Keystone XL Pipeline Wouldn’t Pass Your High School Philosophy Class

In my freshman logic course, now a long time ago, I learned about Petitio Principii, Circulus in Probando, also known as arguing in a circle. It’s a basic fallacy popularly demonstrated in a formulation like this: Daniel always tells the truth. I know this because he told me so. But of course Daniel might be [...]

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