How could anything go wrong?

By: Monday April 29, 2013 1:30 am

Oh the merits of the KeystoneXL pipeline.

Undeniable — why it will produce almost three dozen permanent jobs! And at such limited risk too.


Beverly Hillbillies, Updated

By: Thursday April 4, 2013 8:00 pm

It turns out that it really is possible to strike black gold in your own backyard, but instead of getting rich from the experience, now the oil belongs to someone else and you end up in an ExxonMobil-controlled no-fly zone where the foul black goop that swept away your petunias is now on its way to your drinking water supply.  The comedic possibilities of such a turn of events seem limited, especially when Keystone XL is barreling ahead unimpeded.

Words, Deeds, Droughts, and Decisions on Climate Change

By: Saturday January 26, 2013 9:11 am

Three events collided this past week for me in the space of 36 hours, all revolving around climate change: Obama’s inaugural address, the death of John Chandley, and the decision of Nebraska’s governor to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in his state. Three other events loom on the horizon: the ongoing drought, the Presidents Day protests in DC led by and Bill McKibben, and the eventual decision — one way or another — by President Obama on that pipeline.

Hooray! Paul Ryan Proposes to Make Canada Part of the US

By: Sunday April 1, 2012 5:00 pm

I’m surprised it has taken so long for American politicians to realize that the surest way for the nation to reach energy independence is to annex neighboring oil-producing countries that have extra oil to sell and just keep it for ourselves. That is effectively what one of Mitt Romney’s potential VP picks, Paul Ryan, suggested while lecturing President Obama about “gimmicks” that cannot lower gasoline prices.

Here’s how this works: All you need to do is approve more oil pipelines to carry oil from the Canadian tar sands all the way to refineries along the Gulf Coast where the refined products will be sold to world oil markets just us Americans.

Livestream: #Surround the White House

By: Sunday November 6, 2011 11:45 am

I’m at Layfayette Park in Washington, where we’ll be livestreaming #Surround the White House.

Bill McKibben at #OccupyWallStreet: We Need to Circle the White House and Liberate Obama from that Stunt Double

By: Sunday October 9, 2011 9:30 am

Bill McKibben made a direct connection between the greed and corruption of the corporate/financial system represented by Wall Street and the greed and folly on global climate change represented by the Keystone XL Pipeline and tar sands oil development in Alberta, Canada. He invited the Occupy participants to join him in circling the White House on November 6 to liberate Barack Obama from his stunt double.

Tar Sands Protest May Greet Obama’s Campaign Manager Jim Messina at Harvard

By: Monday September 12, 2011 6:45 pm

President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina will be at Harvard University on Tuesday, hoping to urge Harvard students to help “pass the bill” or reelect the President or something. However, students and others opposed to the Tar Sands oil development and the Keystone XL pipeline are also planning to be there to greet him.

So if you’re in the Boston area, just hop on the Red Line, get off at Harvard Square and walk down to the Kirkland House, right across from the Kennedy School. Messina is scheduled to be at the Kirkland House Junior Common Room about 3:30 p.m. Here’s a map.

Late Night FDL: Come on Down to the White House Fence, Al!

By: Thursday September 8, 2011 8:00 pm

Hey, Al Gore! Come on down to the White House fence where the Tar Sands protesters were arrested and dare Obama to arrest you!

Tar Sands 65: Global Warming Worth Going to Jail Over

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 7:52 am

The radicals in today’s climate fight are not those being leg shackled in Washington, D.C., or handcuffed in Moscow. The radicals are the corporations and their supporters who would alter the composition of Earth’s atmosphere in defiance of the gravest and most emphatic warnings of the scientific community.

Shhh! Don’t Talk About the Tar Sands Protesters!

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 6:03 am

Google “minneapolis tar sands obama” or “minneapolis keystone xl obama” and see how many articles you find by the StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, WCCO, KSTP, TPT2, KARE, or FOX9 on a tar sands protest when Obama goes to Minneapolis.

Lemme guess — you didn’t find anything, right?

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