North Dakota, long known for its cattle ranches and open spaces, has recently become one of the oil and gas industry’s most prized (and profitable) possessions, thanks to the advent of fracking. However, the price of oil and gas industry development is paid in destruction to the environment and strains to the regulatory framework meant to protect the public from a reckless industry, as Tesoro’s massive oil spill attests.
|By: Jcoleman Wednesday October 23, 2013 5:46 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday June 25, 2013 2:55 pm|
During President Obama’s climate changes speech today he created what seemed to be a new standard for whether or not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Obama said about the pipeline:
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday December 19, 2012 8:00 pm|
Oil. Oil to the world. And that’s what America is hoping for by 2020. That flow of generosity, that holiday spirit has seeped into Versus, where creator Marcy Schaffer has penned a new set of lyrics to celebrate that we’re fracked.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 18, 2012 11:05 am|
Recently President Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel each did the right thing on different issues. They adopted two policies that I support, because I believe they are better for society and advance progressive goals.
|By: David Dayen Monday March 26, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s new’s reoundup from Sunday night, March 25, 2012, with stories on Trayvon Martin, Miami Heat, Geraldo, hoodies, Sgt Robert Bales, Obama evolving, Paul Ryan’s budget, stock market manipulation, Syria, Keystone, Glenn Greenwald, Dennis Kucinish, Kony2012, Rick Santorum, Jim Kim, and more.
|By: Scarecrow Thursday March 1, 2012 2:30 pm|
Bloomberg had a revealing article yesterday exposing the basic economics driving the Keystone Pipeline and how it affects Canadian and American oil producers, while exposing consumers in the upper Midwest to higher prices. The differential impact is not a surprise to anyone who understands the basics of “congestion pricing,” which has been a fact of market life in gas and oil markets for decades and is now the rule in most of the nation’s electricity markets.
|By: Paul Rogat Loeb 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.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 10, 2011 1:00 pm|
The Obama administration will likely soon announce that the State Department will consider an alternative route for the Keystone XL Pipeline. If that happens, it will likely delay any decision on the pipeline until after the 2012 election.
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday November 8, 2011 4:24 am|
Wonder what the State Department will find?
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday September 13, 2011 4:10 pm|
President Obama’s reelection campaign chairman, Jim Messina recently told reporters that Obama supporters would be fine once the campaign explained all the Administration had accomplished. “No one is calling me up yelling,” he insisted.
That changed today.