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24 Hours. 3 Dirty Pipelines Delayed: SCOTUS rejects Trump effort to greenlight Keystone XL

The Supreme Court late Monday upheld a federal judge’s rejection of a crucial permit for Keystone XL and blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to greenlight construction of the 1,200-mile crude oil project, the third such blow to the fossil fuel industry in a day—coming just hours after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and […]

Canada Day after COVID-19: Biden, Keystone XL and a Green New Deal could shake up Canada’s energy industry

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden recently reiterated his desire to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline project. “I’ve been against Keystone from the beginning. It is tarsands that we don’t need — that in fact is a very, very high pollutant,” he said. Now Biden says he would shut it down again if he’s elected […]

South Dakota rams through new law so they can arrest Keystone XL pipeline protesters

Republican Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota has a new target: free speech. In what foes call a last-minute effort to undermine public protest and the regular legislative process, Noem presented two proposals in the state legislature Monday as “emergency” bills because they were introduced beyond the normal deadline for new legislation. Because the legislature ends its current 40-day session […]

March 7th

Keystone XL roundup – Yeah, the State Department report sucks

By Meteor Blades As expected, the State Department released its long-awaited Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday afternoon. Most media reports have been stating that the 11-volume document gives the project a green light and the response to that from many environmental advocates has been fierce. But Josh Mogerman, deputy director of national media […]

January 31st

Disappointing Keystone XL environmental analysis out today?

By Meteor Blades The long-awaited supplemental environmental impact statement on the much-disputed Keystone XL pipeline will be released Friday afternoon, according to two unnamed senior administration officials, CNN reports. Multiple sources in the past 24 hours, starting with Bloomberg News, have said that the SEIS, which amounts to a third draft of the EIS first issued in […]

January 31st

What to expect – and not expect – from Obama’s climate push

By Meteor Blades Environmental advocates are eagerly awaiting—with both hope and trepidation—President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change scheduled for Tuesday at George Washington University. Expectations based on hints from the administration, including the president himself, are that he will make announcements regarding limits on carbon emissions from electricity-generating plants, expanded renewable energy operations on federal land, […]

June 24th