Tar Sands

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Government launches probe of Keystone XL process for corruption

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada all the way to Texas, has hit a major roadblock. Politico broke the story: The State Department’s Office of the Inspector General will conduct an investigation into serious allegations that the Keystone approval process has been corrupted. As Politico notes, there have […]

November 7th

It’s not jobs vs environment – it’s clean jobs vs dirty jobs

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released a report yesterday that presents a compelling case why the clean energy sector is critical to the United States’ economic recovery and future job growth. TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not only inconsistent with our country’s energy goals, it would strengthen ongoing efforts to derail the growth of clean energy in the United States.

October 12th

No Keystone XL occupies the State Department

In a crossover protest with members of Occupy Wall Street/Occupy DC – one which also had a very practical goal – climate activists demonstrating against the tar-sands oil pipeline camped out overnight for 14 hours in front of the State Department building.

October 10th

Solidarity: Occupy Wall Street + the Climate Movement

Let’s show the activists in New York (and in cities all over the country and the world) that the climate movement stands in solidarity with them. Share this image on Facebook, post it on Twitter, and consider joining a local “occupation” near you. Engage in dialogue and join the conversation that is shaping one of the most exciting grassroots movements in recent memory.

October 8th