September 26, 2013
by Robert Friedman
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Time For A Power Shift!

Robert Friedman, Youth Engagement Coordinator, New York City
What does it take to get over 10,000 young people from all across the country together in one place around one cause? No, not Miley Cyrus twerking. Building a movement to make… Continue reading

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September 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Was southern leg of Keystone XL built illegally?

Steve Horn reports that in addition to expediting the southern leg, Executive Order 13604 also led to the expediting of 48 other oil pipeline projects. Continue reading

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September 9, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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The billionaire fighting to stop Keystone XL

In the current issue of the The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza tells the story of how Tom Steyer, “a fifty-six-year-old billionaire” has thrown his clout and money behind the effort to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading

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September 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Where Keystone XL ends, cancer rates are 15% higher and mortality rate is 40% higher than average

Ted Genoways at On Earth has an excellent report on the health effects the oil and gas refineries have had on Port Arthur, Texas residents. Continue reading

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August 14, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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We need Keystone XL, explains Tar Sands Timmy

Cartoonist Mark Fiore created Tar Sands Timmy to help explain how great tar sands oil is and why Americans — um, North Americans, he means — should approve Keystone XL. Continue reading

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August 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Keystone XL “will likely leak”, warns TransCanada whistleblower

Evan Vokes is a former employee of TransCanada, the Canadian company that intends to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and warns that faulty construction means the pipeline will likely leak. Continue reading

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August 6, 2013
by Anthony Swift
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Putting Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s jobs numbers in context

Anthony Swift, Attorney, International Program, Washington, DC
Last week, the President’s comments concerning the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline’s limited job creation potential generated a response from the media and projec… Continue reading

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August 1, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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TransCanada to pipe tar sands crude to Eastern Canada. What does this mean for Keystone XL?

TransCanada announced today that they are moving forward with their so-called Energy East Pipeline project, which will bring crude oil from Western Canada to refineries and export terminals in Eastern Canada. Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Obama: “Keystone XL is not a jobs plan”

Today, during a speech about the economy, President Obama criticized Republicans for spending too much time advocating for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Obama knocks down Keystone XL talking points

In an interview with The New York Times, President Obama knocked down some of the talking points used by supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline. Continue reading

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July 18, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Brooklynite carries sign around New York to raise awareness about Keystone XL.

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline has inspired people to take all sorts of courageous and creative protest actions. For one Nebraskan living in New York, the easiest, but most effective way to raise awareness is with a simple sign. Watch the video. Continue reading

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July 16, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Study finds Keystone XL will raise gas prices

One of the most common arguments for exploiting the Canadian tar sands and building the Keystone XL pipeline is that it will reduce fuel costs. Challenging this view is a new report that finds the project will increase the price of gas in the Midwest. Continue reading

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June 3, 2013
by Danielle Droitsch
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B.C. Government Rejects Tar Sands Pipeline – Raising Safety Questions

Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.
One of the most significant arguments in favor of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was shattered by a major announcement from the British Columbia government formally rejec… Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Why Keystone XL pipeline must be stopped

The New Yorker’s Elizabeth Kolbert explains why the Keystone XL pipeline must be a line in the sand for a livable future. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Comedy video spoofs Facebook’s Keystone XL support

With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg facing criticism for supporting Keystone XL pipeline, a comedy duo mocks Facebook “Mess” Everything Up Department. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Natural ‘keystone molecules’ punch over their weight in ecosystems

Ecosystems are disproportionately influenced by “keystone molecules” that have powerful behavioral effects and contribute to ecosystem structure, according to a new general theory. The chemicals can each fill a variety of functions and affect multiple … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s support for Keystone XL gets dislike from Elon Musk, Sierra Club, 350.org

Helping provide politicians with political cover to more easily make controversial decisions is not an uncommon tactic among activists, but doing so by supporting environmentally-damaging policies was too much for Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. Continue reading

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May 9, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Quid Pro Quo on Keystone approval? Not likely.

As we wait for President Obama and the State Department to make a decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, talk seems to have shifted away from why the pipeline should be rejected to what should be done in the event the project is approved. Continue reading

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May 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Vice President Biden opposes Keystone XL. What can this tell us about Obama’s plans?

“Vice President Joe Biden told a South Carolina environmental activist Friday that he opposes a controversial oil pipeline from Canada, but said he is “in the minority” inside the Obama administration.” Continue reading

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April 25, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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If Keystone XL is rejected, will rail shipments fill the gap?

While rail may be considered safer than a pipeline, I don’t find that argument compelling when considered in the context of the math of climate change. The debate over rail versus pipelines is the wrong argument to be having. Continue reading

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