27 Oct '11, 2pm

Is the Keystone XL pipeline actually worse than the alternatives?

Believe it or not, intelligent, informed people who are passionate about preserving a livable climate disagree about whether or not the Keystone XL pipeline is a target worthy of environmental ire. Keystone XL has been called "game over for the climate" by none other than NASA climate scientist James Hansen, and Bill McKibben (full disclosure: he sits on Grist's board) has gotten himself arrested in order to stop its construction. Protests against Keystone XL have been popping up all over . But an important piece by Lloyd Alter in (of all places) Treehugger points out that tar sands oil is already getting to market, but in a far more dangerous way -- by rail. In other words, as scary as a giant pipeline might be, it's probably safer than the way we're shipping that same oil now. (Separate from Keystone's impact on the climate, there's a healthy debate about the magnitude o...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-27-is-the-keystone-pipe...

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Democrats ask for investigation into Keystone XL

grist.org 27 Oct '11, 1pm

Congressional Democrats decided to stop being polite and start being real about the Keystone XL approval process. Twenty r...

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switchboard.nrdc.org 28 Oct '11, 2pm

Today I joined several environmental leaders in calling for the State Department to conduct an investigation into the depa...

Actor and NRDC Member David Strathairn Invites ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 28 Oct '11, 3pm

Actor and NRDC member David Strathairn released a video yesterday, produced by NRDC and Tar Sands Action, inviting people ...

Lawmakers Seek Inquiry on Keystone XL Process

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Oct '11, 10pm

Lawmakers have called on the State Department’s inspector general to investigate the department’s handling of a crucial en...

Green Blog: Lawmakers Seek Inquiry on Keystone ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Oct '11, 10pm

Lawmakers have called on the State Department’s inspector general to investigate the department’s handling of a crucial en...

Review: Keystone Restaurant

Review: Keystone Restaurant

epicurative.blogspot.com 30 Oct '11, 11am

Whoever owns Keystone Restaurant really has a thing for rocks. "By its nature, a Keystone is an architectural feature, whi...

TransCanada Spent $540,000 Lobbying in Third Qu...

desmogblog.com 26 Oct '11, 12am

The Obama Administration and its "State Department Oil Services" seem awfully cozy with TransCanada, and this influx of ha...

Harry Reid to Hillary Clinton: Drop Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

Harry Reid to Hillary Clinton: Drop Keystone XL...

desmogblog.com 23 Oct '11, 5am

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have gained a new ally in the fight to prevent this disastrous oil boondoggle from m...

Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Heating Up

Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Heating Up

desmogblog.com 31 Oct '11, 5am

Nebraska has, in many ways, been ground zero in the fight against the pipeline, led in the forefront by Jane Kleeb 's gras...

Keystone XL: Pipeline to the Apocalypse

sierraclub.org 25 Oct '11, 6pm

In the ongoing coverage of the plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline to pump crude tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf ...

Green Blog: In Pipeline Debate, Silent Environm...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 27 Oct '11, 7pm

The absence of elected New York City officials and major environmental groups from the debate over a proposed natural gas ...

You heard, yeah? Even the tiny Island Nations are leading the charge to stop the Keystone XL. #nokxl

You heard, yeah? Even the tiny Island Nations a...

350.org 31 Oct '11, 12am

We would like to express our concern and gratitude for several things. But first, we should understand that there are appr...

Solid look at climate implications of #kxl pipe...

realclimate.org 03 Nov '11, 12am

My message/question to all those conducting this increasingly emotional ‘jihad’ against Keystone XL is – where is the real...