Tag Archives: Keystone XL

Chris Hedges: Capitalism’s Cult of Human Sacrifice

Hedges: Parras and those who live near him are among the hundreds of millions of human sacrifices that industrial capitalism demands. They are cursed from birth to endure poverty, disease, toxic contamination and, often, early death. They are forced to kneel like bound captives to be slain on the altar of capitalism in the name of progress. They have gone first. We are next.

Pipeline Spill in the Heart of Canada’s Tar Sands Industry Leaks 1.3 Million Gallons of Oily Emulsion

The leak, which was discovered Wednesday afternoon, is the largest pipeline spill in the province in 35 years, when a 54,000 barrel oil spill became Canada’s worst-ever pipeline incident.

Many Americans have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline. Few have heard of Line 61

Elizabeth Ward of the Sierra Club’s Wisconsin branch is particularly concerned about Line 61’s proximity to Lake Superior. “The Great Lakes are all connected, so if something really big happens, it could affect all of them,” she said. “They provide drinking water for 42 million people.”

Corporate America and the Environment: Keystone XL, Congress, Enbridge, and Fracking

Stories on corporate attacks on the environment and those who defend it. therealnews.com  February 2015                           The Story Behind Keystone XL Pipeline Amendments Food & Water Watch’s Sam Schabacker and journalist Steve Horn discuss the interests behind the amendments and how another Enbridge […]

▶ MLK Walk, Washington: Planting Seeds of Peace

Very inspiring. Video is from the MLK peace walk in Washington state and flashes between the walk and Jeju Island where a large delegation from this region recently went to stand in solidarity with the people in South Korea. By Bruce Gagnon  OrganizingNotes.org  January 16, 2015 Today we did about 14-miles to the Ground Zero […]

▶ Democracy Now! As Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Grows, U.N. Negotiators Consider a “Zero Emissions” Future

Published on Dec 12, 2014 http://democracynow.org – For the first time ever, delegates at the U.N. Climate Change Conference are talking about entirely phasing out fossil fuels by 2050, setting up a showdown with the energy industry that profits from their extraction. We speak to Jamie Henn of 350.org about the state of the U.N. […]

Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Winter I 2014

Mary Beaudoin, Editor Winter I 2014                                   One of the trains called La Bestia for the huge risks it involves on the long journey north, undertaken to escape gangs, drug cartels, and other dangers threatening the lives of the young […]

Revealed: ALEC’s 2014 Attacks on the Environment | PR Watch

The spreadsheet (dated from late March 2014 and made public by CMD/The Progressive today) reveals ALEC tracking a total of 131 bills that, among other things, roll back state renewable energy standards, increase costs for American households with solar, hype the Keystone XL pipeline, push back on proposed EPA coal regulations that protect human health, and create industry-friendly […]

Oil Industry Conjures Illusion of Public Support for KXL Using ALEC Politicians

ALEC Pushes State Resolutions as Oil Industry Ghostwrites Opinion Pieces for Legislators Posted by NICK SURGEY  PRWatch.org  March 12, 2014    Millions of U.S. citizens have voiced their opposition to the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline in recent months, with more than 2 million publiccomments opposing the project hand delivered to the State Department last week. At the same […]

▶ KXL Dissent: Washington DC, March 2, 2014

 Daniel Ruthenberg-Marshall Published on Mar 2, 2014 On March 2, 2014, over one thousand young people marched on the White House demanding President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline and uphold his commitment to protecting out environment. Hundreds of these students then handcuffed themselves to the White House fence in the largest youth act of civil […]

▶ PR Watch—Keystone PipeLIES Exposed: The Facts on Sticky Leaks, Billion Dollar Spills, and Dirty Air

  From the Center for Media and Democracy (PR Watch)  by Dave Saldana, Director, Writer, and Producer of “Keystone PipeLIES Exposed,” a new short film that is a production of the Center for Media and Democracy Investigative Fund The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cover 1,179 miles, from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to the refineries of Port […]

▶ Mark Fiore Cartoon: Jack Gerard’s American Petroleum Institute (Keystone XL)

Click Watch on Vimeo to view this video. Keystone XL and tar sands oil are emissions-free wonders that will do everything good you ever thought possible.  (At least according to the American Petroleum Institute.)  Let’s take a look at the organization that has been lobbying their heart out to get Keystone XL approved. The environmental review […]

▶ Darth Vader’s Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims

The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation. Published on Feb 5, 2014 When Keystone XL’s top job recruiter comes to town, he reveals just what jobs the controversial oil pipeline would really create. Oil executives like to claim that the […]

▶ Truthout Interviews, Featuring William Rivers Pitt on the State of the Nation

By Ted Asregado  Truthout | Video Interview  02 February 2014  Truthout.org President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber of the Capitol Building to deliver the State of the Union address, Jan. 28, 2014. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) A politician who tries to please as many factions as he or she can often ends up […]

The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules | Madeline Ostrander

“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.” by Madeline Ostrander  Dec 11, 2013  YES! Magazine Bill McKibben. Photo by David Garten The tasks Bill McKibben set for himself were monumental. Start […]