Posts Tagged with "State Department"

The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

Thursday, March 6, 2014

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The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

It’s been one month since the State Department opened the last official public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline. There are only 24 hours left till the closing bell! This is your last chance to be officially heard on the pipeline—which has made the public comment period one of the biggest face-offs of the [...]

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

On January 31, the U.S. State Department released its final environmental impact statement on Keystone XL. The report was heavily influenced by the oil industry, but it still gave the president everything he needs to reject Keystone XL. Within 72 hours, over 10,000 of us gathered at an astounding 283 vigils for the climate in [...]

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3 Outrageous Claims the Media Is Making About Keystone XL

Friday, February 7, 2014

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3 Outrageous Claims the Media Is Making About Keystone XL

Here are the 3 most outrageous things the media is saying about the Keystone XL pipeline: “Tar sands oil will be developed and transported to the gulf coast, with or without a pipeline…” You can read the full #KXLBullshit from Newsweek here. The Keystone XL pipeline and the future development of tar sands is not [...]

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Climate Activists Mobilize To Say Keystone XL Fails Obama’s Climate Test

Game on. Today, the State Dept. released its long awaited final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, the EIS fails to fully address how catastrophic Keystone XL is for the climate. This assessment is critical. In June President Obama said that he will not approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline [...]

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Regulatory Capture And Asleep-At-The-Wheel Officials Justify Citizen-Led Action On Tar Sands

Neela Banerjee from the LA Times is out today with an explosive piece that draws from cables revealed by Wikileaks that show the Keystone XL pipeline may be closer to approval than previously known: The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks, describes the State Department’s then-energy envoy, David Goldwyn, as having “alleviated” Canadian officials’ concerns about getting [...]

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Biased Judge in Chevron’s RICO Suit Gets Called Out

Monday, March 7, 2011

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Biased Judge in Chevron’s RICO Suit Gets Called Out

As oil giant Chevron has pursued its “distract, distort, and delay” strategy to evade responsibility for polluting Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest, the company has found U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan to be very sympathetic to its claims. According to a brief just filed by the Ecuadorean plaintiffs’ US lawyer, Kaplan might even have gone so far [...]

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