EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Discusses Administration's Climate Action Plan

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy commented Monday that construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would not spell doom for the planet. McCarthy was asked about the climate impact of Keystone XL at an event hosted by Politico’s Mike Allen. “No, I don’t think that any one issue is a disaster for the climate… nor do I… Keep reading →

Activists Demonstrate Against Keystone Pipeline Proposal

President Obama has used increasingly negative rhetoric in recent months when discussing the Keystone XL pipeline. The President’s remarks have left most observers with the impression that he will reject the controversial pipeline’s permit and cancel the project once and for all. In December, the President said that the pipeline may be “good for the… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

While some are thoroughly tired of the Keystone XL pipeline saga, it has also become one of those spectacles that’s hard to turn away from. At this point it must be one of the most famous US energy projects of all time – up there with the Trans-Alaska Pipeline – and it might never even get… Keep reading →

Senate Democrats Push For Amendments To Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation

The EPA has added fuel to the fire in the debate over Keystone XL. The EPA filed new comments with the State Department that could give the White House additional cover to deny approval of the controversial project. The EPA said that the recent drop in oil prices could mean that construction of the pipeline… Keep reading →

House Votes On Full Passage Of Keystone Pipeline

Today was a big day in Keystone XL news, with the House voting to approve a pipeline construction bill – the president already said he would veto – and the Nebraska Supreme Court mostly blessing the controversial oil transport project. But a final decision could still be months away as two separate processes continue to… Keep reading →

President, First Lady Attend Ceremony Debuting White House Christmas Tree

Ed. note: This is a weekly column by Elie Mystal, Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline. This space will focus on the laws that exist, should exist, and should be put out of their misery. OVER-REGULATED: Talking Rivers: East Run Hellbenders Society, an environmental organization, motioned to join an ongoing lawsuit in Pennsylvania on… Keep reading →

Senate Republicans Mark Anniversary Of Plan For Keystone XL Pipeline

It appears there is a possibility that President Obama could veto congressional legislation that pushes for Keystone XL pipeline construction, but ultimately approve the project anyway. This is because a key piece of the puzzle is a Nebraska Supreme Court decision. “If Nebraska were to bless a pipeline route, the State Department could finish its… Keep reading →

Coal Mining In India's Jharia

The energy poverty issue is being drawn into stark relief in India, where the government is pursuing an aggressive coal expansion strategy as it seeks to bring electricity to the over 300 million people without. The New York Times reports air quality in cities is worse than China, rising seas will impact the country disproportionately… Keep reading →

Stephane Rolland : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture S/S 2014

In a global carbon emissions context, the Keystone XL pipeline is a drop in the bucket. The greenhouse gas emissions generated from developing Canada’s oil sands – 6.8% of total 2010 Canadian GHG emissions – are one piece of a very large global climate puzzle. Tailpipe and power plant emissions are far greater sources of GHG’s. And… Keep reading →

Activists Protest Outside Facebook Shareholder's Meeting

The Obama administration announced last week – read the State Department’s statement here – it would further delay making a decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project until later this year – almost certainly after the midterm elections. The latest delay has many stakeholders up in arms, to say the least. In an… Keep reading →

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