keystone XL project

At a panel discussion this morning, labor leaders stressed the importance of climate change to their members work and health. Organized by the Murphy Institute at CUNY and the Worker Institute at Cornell University, the heads of the Canadian Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, 32 BJ SEIU...
01/17/2013
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Let’s set the record straight: the high gas prices we have right now will not go down just because the Keystone XL pipeline is approved. The solution to high gas prices is straightforward: stop trying to go to war with Iran, stop letting Wall Street get away with making massive profits off...
02/29/2012
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Credit: AP Photos/J. Scott Applewhite It’s not often that good news comes out of Washington. Today is an exception: the Obama Administration is expected to deny TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sand pipeline application. The pipeline was intended to bring crude oil from the tar sand pits...
01/18/2012
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Yesterday, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver posted an open letter in protest of growing opposition to the Keystone XL and the Northern Gateway pipelines. In his letter, Oliver claimed that “environmental and other radical groups” were trying to “hijack our...
01/10/2012
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This week, Jack Gerard, president of the American Petroleum Institute -- the largest oil and gas industry trade group -- claimed that not approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be against the wishes of the “vast majority” of Americans. Gerard went on to threaten President Obama with...
01/06/2012
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As the Durban climate talks come to an end, Canada announced on Monday that it would be withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol. Wait, what? Canada? This type of move is somewhat expected from the U.S., assuming we had ratified Kyoto, but not from our progressive neighbor to the North. What happened?...
12/13/2011
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What the 99 percent is not: big oil companies that posted $10.3 billion in income last quarter. Yet, a group called the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor Management Committee, which has the heads of the American Petroleum Institute, Marathon Oil and Exxon Mobile on its leadership, is behind a...
11/09/2011
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What the 99 percent is not: big oil companies that posted $10.3 billion in income last quarter. Yet, a group called the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor Management Committee, which has the heads of the American Petroleum Institute, Marathon Oil and Exxon Mobil on its leadership, is behind a...
11/09/2011
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Last week, the Department of State held its final public hearing on whether a Keystone XL pipeline should be built to bring crude oil from the Alberta, Canada tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The pipeline would be an extension of an existing pipeline and would be 1,700 miles long and run...
10/10/2011
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