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Bill McKibben: Keystone XL back on Obama’s desk

By Bill McKibben 350.org We’ve been doing our best the last couple of weeks to keep you up-to-date on the machinations about Keystone in Washington. “Our best” in this case has only been so-so, because the whole process has been incredibly confusing. But it seems to be getting a little clearer now. Today the House agreed […]

December 23rd

Bill McKibben on tax bill/Keystone XL: WTF?

By Bill McKibben 350.org Dear Friends, About 48 hours ago, I told you we’d have a clearer picture of what was going on with the pipeline fight in 48 hours. I was wrong, mistaken, and also incorrect. As it stands now, things in Washington couldn’t be muddier. The Senate, with the White House’s consent, passed […]

December 20th

GOP holds YOUR tax relief hostage… for the Keystone dirty oil pipeline

By Frances Beinecke  President, Natural Resources Defense Counsel  (Originally appeared at the NRDC blog, Switchboard) At the insistence of Republican lawmakers, the tax bill moving through Congress includes a provision requiring President Obama to make a fast-track decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in 60 days. This is political opportunism at its most cynical. The […]

December 19th

Democrats cave on Keystone XL pipeline

By Bill McKibben 350.org Dear Friends, As you might know, the Keystone tar sands pipeline is back in play.  This morning, the Senate passed a bill that requires a 60-day, expedited approval process for the pipeline in return for a payroll tax cut, and the President has said he will sign it. The news has […]

December 17th