Standing Tall for Landowner Rights

By: Monday May 20, 2013 11:30 am

Julia Trigg Crawford of Direct, Texas, is the manager of a 650-acre farm that her grandfather first bought in 1948. The farm produces mostly corn, wheat, and soy. On its north border is the Red River; to the west is the Bois d’Arc Creek.

TransCanada is an Alberta-based corporation that is building the controversial Keystone Pipeline that will carry bitumen—thicker, more corrosive and toxic, than crude oil—through 36-inch diameter pipes from the Alberta tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, mostly to be exported. The $2.3 billion southern segment, about 485 miles from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast is nearly complete. With the exception of a 300-mile extension between Cushing and Steele City, Neb., the rest of the $7 billion 1,959 mile pipeline is being held up until President Obama either succumbs to corporate and business pressures or blocks the construction because of environmental and health concerns.

 

State Department Hid Contractor’s Ties to Keystone XL Pipeline Company

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 9:45 am

Try to act surprised. It seems that the report that claimed the Keystone XL Pipeline would have negligible environmental impact was authored in part by quasi-representatives of TransCanada – the firm who stands to benefit from its construction. The Bush Obama Administration even had the TransCanada connected consultants’ work histories redacted in hopes that no one would know that the State Department’s report was not only wrong on the science but a product of political corruption.

Obama Golfed With Oil Lobby During Keystone Pipeline Protest

By: Friday February 22, 2013 4:46 pm

It seems while environmentalists were getting arrested at the White House for protesting against the building of the Keystone Pipeline President Obama was golfing with two prominent oil and gas businessmen.

Sierra Club Will Engage In Civil Disobedience To Fight Climate Change

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 12:25 pm

To its credit the Sierra Club seems to have recognized that the status quo is not working and has decided to escalate its activism. According to Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune the group will being a campaign of civil disobedience to fight climate change.

Romney’s Day One

By: Friday May 18, 2012 8:15 am

Mitt Romney’s campaign has launched a new ad making three promise of what he would do on “day one” if elected President.

If You Care About Keystone and Climate Change, Occupy Exxon

By: Tuesday December 27, 2011 5:20 pm

It seemed like the afterthought in the payroll tax cut extension fight. But the two-month clock is now ticking on whether Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada’s environmentally disastrous tar sands. If we want him to make the right decision and deny the permit, maybe it’s time to Occupy Exxon, with creative protests at local Exxon/Mobil stations.

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