31 Jul '11, 5pm

Are you tuned into the tar sands/Keystone XL chat with @billmckibben, David Hughes, and the @postcarbon folks?

The web chat will begin here are 1.00pm EDT/10.00am PDT/ 17.00 GMT on August 2nd. Register here About the tar sands and Keystone XL TransCanada, one of the largest companies involved in tar sands exploration, has proposed a 1,661 mile, 36-inch extension of the newly built Keystone Pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas in the United States. This would expand the capacity for refining oil produced from the Alberta tar sands by approximately one million barrels per day. Greenhouse gas emissions from the tar sands are higher than those emitted from conventional oil due to the energy intensive extraction process. The extraction process is also highly costly in terms of natural gas and water usage, resulting in a legacy of huge tailing ponds of contaminated water. In addition the development of the tar sands is resulting in an attack on the lifestyle of indigenous populations i...

Full article: http://energybulletin.net/stories/2011-07-21/holding-back...

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energybulletin.net 21 Jul '11, 5pm

The web chat will begin here are 12.00 EDT/10.00 PDT/ 17.00 GMT on August 2nd. Register here About the tar sands and Keyst...

Doing civil disobedience with style: via @grist

Doing civil disobedience with style: via @grist

grist.org 02 Aug '11, 10am

I was on "Majority Report ," Sam Seder's radio show, last Thursday, talking about Tim DeChristopher and civil disobedience...

House under-estimates public concern over oil p...

switchboard.nrdc.org 26 Jul '11, 11pm

Tonight the House passed a bill mandating a decision on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline by November 1. This bi...

20 Scientists call on President to block #Keyst...

switchboard.nrdc.org 04 Aug '11, 1pm

Yesterday, 20 scientists led by Dr. James Hansen released a letter to President Obama asking him to block the proposed Key...