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We went to court to defend clean water. And we won.

These are extraordinarily challenging times. Many of us are grieving losses large and small, and are filled with anxiety about the future. But the Sierra Club continues to work for a future that includes everything we need to flourish — a stable climate, clean air and water, clean energy, and thriving wildlife and public lands […]

May 2nd

Keystone XL pipeline protests WORKED – Alberta is cutting tar-sands production

Even among those sympathetic to it, the climate movement’s success in persuading President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline in 2015 was widely regarded as a symbolic victory. Stopping one pipeline was hardly going to stop climate change, after all. And even the more limited goal that activists had set – stopping the exploitation of Alberta’s highly polluting tar sands […]

February 21st

In victory for anti-tarsands activists, TransCanada scraps Energy East Pipeline

TransCanada, the “energy transfer company” responsible for getting the incredibly dirty diluted bitumen oil from the tar sands in western Canada, and also potentially Bakken crude, to refineries in Quebec City and St. Johns, New Brunswick, has notified the Canadian government that it is cancelling its proposed Energy East pipeline project, citing slowing growth in […]

October 6th

Native American and Environmental Groups Sue Over Trump’s Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA) filed suit in Federal District Court in Great Falls, Montana on Monday, March 27, challenging the Presidential Permit issued by President Trump allowing construction and operation of the Keystone XL Pipeline. By Dan Bacher IEN’s and NCRA’s Complaint challenging the State Department’s approval of […]

April 1st

TransCanada blinks, wants to suspend Keystone XL permit

By RL Miller This just in, from the Wall Street Journal: “The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday asked to suspend its U.S. permit application, throwing the politically fraught project into an indefinite state of limbo, beyond the 2016 U.S. elections.” Earlier today at the White House press briefing, spokesperson Josh Earnest stated […]

November 2nd

President Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, President Obama vetoed the bill that would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built. The measure has been heralded by the conservative-dominated Congress as a job creator, but many on the other side were concerned about the environmental implications of the pipeline. Although this was only the president’s third veto of his presidency, […]

February 24th

Nebraska puts up a new roadblock for Keystone Pipeline

By Meteor Blades Fall-out from the ruling of a Nebraska district court judge Wednesday could postpone President Obama’s long-awaited decision on allowing construction of Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline a while longer, perhaps beyond the November election, a number of analysts say. That possibility comes at the same time the president’s remarks about what he said to Canadian Prime […]

February 21st

Action Alert! Vigil tonight against climate-killing Keystone XL

How bad is the Keystone XL pipeline? According to former NASA scientist James Hansen, if Keystone is approved it’s game over for the climate. What are you going to do about it? For starters, you can join with thousands of others across the country tonight at a vigil to remind President Obama that he doesn’t […]

February 3rd

Keystone XL – State Department says no major environmental impact (!)

Oh, the chutzpah. An environmental impact statement (written by a consulting firm under investigation for lying about their extensive oil-industry ties) has concluded that the Keystone XL pipeline will have zero effect on the environment and climate change. The ludicrous reasoning behind that assessment? “Approval or denial of any single project is unlikely to significantly […]

January 31st