Will the U.S. government throw a lifeline to a climate-destabilizing industrial project that's under a confluence of pressures that add up to a very real crisis?
Keystone XL pipeline protest
Given U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to decide on the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline as early as this April, many were watching his State of the Union address for clues on his decision.
As 2011 comes to a close, let's take a moment to reflect on the first chapter of the saga that will occupy the attention of the environmental movement in the coming decade: the Keystone XL pipeline.
Keystone XL pipeline delayed by U.S. government.
More than 10,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., last Sunday with a simple goal: Encircle the White House. They were unified in their opposition to the planned Keystone XL pipeline.
Dozens of protesters objecting to the federal government’s enthusiastic support for Alberta’s Tar Sands and the Keystone XL pipeline running from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico were arrested Monday.
Hundreds sat in at the White House to tell President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Photo: Shadia Fayne Wood, TarSandsAction.org
On Friday, September 2, activists from across the U.S. and Canada gathered in front of the White House to protest TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Rolling Stone magazine describes photo by rabble.ca writer of climate scientist, James Hansen, as 'the war on science in a single image'.
Council of Canadians
The Indigenous Environmental Network
Gary Doer pitches the tar sands as the answer to American energy security, ignoring the destruction it creates and turns away from the sustainable energy future Canada and the U.S. need.