Recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize are calling for the rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A letter from 10 Nobel Peace Prize winners addressed to both the President and Secretary of State Kerry announced by the Nobel Women's Initiative...continued→
Danielle Droitsch, Director, Canada Project, Washington, D.C.
One of the most significant arguments in favor of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was shattered by a major announcement from the British Columbia government formally rejecting the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. This announcement puts to rest...continued→
Posted May 16, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch
Canada’s Prime Minister Harper is set to speak before the Council on Foreign Relations to push a pro-tar sands agenda defending against growing opposition to the influx of tar sands to the United States. The Prime Minister's newest appeal comes as the...continued→
The Alberta credibility gap on responsible tar sands development and climate policy: Can it be closed?
Alberta’s Premier Alison Redford visits Washington DC once again — this time, to speak at the Brookings Institution about Alberta’s claimed “record on responsible energy development” and “continued global leadership on responsible development.” Lobby trips from Canadian officials to Washington...continued→
On the eve of the start of operations for a new massive tar sands mine, the promise of the Alberta and federal government to protect the critical waters of the region remains unfulfilled. In less than two weeks, Imperial Oil...continued→
A symbolic and non-binding vote by the Senate in support the approval and construction of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline favors Big Oil over the American people. The Senate approved a non-binding amendment introduced by Senator...continued→
An amendment introduced last night by Senator Hoeven (Amendment 494), while non-binding, could support the approval and construction of the dirty and dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It does not approve the pipeline, nor does it direct the president...continued→
Andy Stevenson is a Finance Advisor for NRDC With prices for tar sands oil breaking below $60/barrel for the first time since 2010, the fate of the tar sands oil industry seems more tied to the approval of the Keystone...continued→
A draft environmental review just released by the U.S. State Department for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline ignores mounting evidence the pipeline is not in the national interest. NRDC has completed a preliminary review of the Draft Supplemental Environmental...continued→
A key issue in the debate over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is about the impact it would have on climate. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a fundamental element in the oil industry’s plan to triple production...continued→
In the first State of the Union address of his second term, U.S. President Barack Obama promised to tackle the greatest threat facing our planet – catastrophic climate change. The President made clear his continued commitment to use his executive...continued→
Sixty organizations have asked newly appointed Secretary of State John Kerry to take strong action on climate change including rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. A letter to Secretary Kerry from the groups announced today asked Kerry to help...continued→
Confirmation of John Kerry as new Secretary of State heralds in new decision-maker on Keystone XL tar sands pipeline
The U.S. Senate has now confirmed Senator John Kerry as the next Secretary of State. One of the highest profile climate decisions he will face is whether to permit the northern segment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from...continued→
Posted January 28, 2013 by Danielle Droitsch
A new video released by NRDC and 350.org explains how the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is a lynchpin enabling the climate intensive tar sands industry to grow unimpeded. The video also discusses cutting edge research from Oil Change International...continued→
The tar sands industry is making a lot of noise right now in a desperate attempt to push for approval of the controversial northern segment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It’s no surprise Big Oil’s American Petroleum Institute...continued→
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