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 →
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 →
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 →
“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 →
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 →
Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.
Alberta’s Premier Alison Redford visits Washington DC once again — this time, to speak at the Brookings Institution about Alberta’s claimed “rec… Continue reading →
A train hauling crude oil from Canada has derailed in Minnesota spilling 30,000 gallons of oil. Despite what proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline may argue, this is not a good reason to build that pipeline. Continue reading →
This week, Tar Sands Action is engaged in a series of protests directed at bringing attention to the Keystone XL pipeline and banks that profit from these dirty tar sands development. Continue reading →
With a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline looming, it’s a good time to think about how best to respond to the decision and what forms of civil disobedience will best highlight climate change as a moral issue. Continue reading →
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Program, Washington, D.C.
The State Department draft environmental review of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline shows how TransCanada, the American Petroleum Institute and other proponents o… Continue reading →
The Keystone XL pipeline isn’t the only tar sands project facing opposition from the public. Vermont residents voted to oppose the use of an existing pipeline for the transportation of Canadian tar sands oil. Continue reading →
In an apparent Friday evening news dump, the State Department has released its environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline. It is not the news environmentalists had hoped for. Continue reading →