It’s Tar Sands Timmy – straight from Mark Fiore!

The Only Public Comment Kerry Needs to Deny Keystone XL

By Michael Collins Creative Commons

Any project that increases greenhouse gasses above expectations at this moment in history, particularly a substantial increase, must be determined an imminent danger to the national interest if the people living in the nation are an interest in this determination.

The United States Department of State called for [...]

Citizens Tell Obama to Stop Pipeline and Get Serious about Environment

Michael Collins

(Washington, DC 1/17) The nation’s capital hosted over 40,000 citizens assembled to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The crowd urged President Obama to bring to reality his lofty words on climate change in the inaugural address just days ago. By stopping the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the [...]

Will President Obama get tar sands right?

In Washington, DC, the day before the 2012 election, an Occupy action by dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the law firm McKenna Long and Aldridge, a major law firm with the oldest government contract practice in the United States. The firm also represents the Canadian corporation TransCanada, which is seeking U.S. government [...]

U.S. to become world’s largest oil producer before 2020, IEA says

Los Angeles Times, By Tiffany Hsu, November 12

The U.S. will become the world’s top producer of oil within five years, a net exporter of the fuel around 2030 and nearly self-sufficient in energy by 2035, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency.

It’s a bold set of predictions for a nation [...]

TransCanada Urges Texas Police to use “Aggressive Pain Compliance Tactics” on Keystone XL Blockaders

FDL, By Jane Hamsher, September 26

Two members of the Keystone XL blockade who were physically blocking construction of the TransCanada pipeline were tortured yesterday at the request of TransCanada, according to Tarsands Blockade spokesperson Ramsey Sprague.

I spoke with Sprague today about the use of physical force against two protesters, Shannon Bebe and Benjamin [...]