18 Dec '11, 1am

Will Republican high stakes gamble kill the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline? from @NRDC's blog: Let's hope so!

In a huge overreach, Senate Republicans insisted yesterday that a provision that would require the President to make a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline be included in the tax extension package. The package is likely to be voted on in the Senate today and go to the House for approval early next week. NRDC responded by calling out the inclusion as nothing but a political ploy. My colleague Susan Casey-Lefkowitz , issued the following statement: "Special interest riders do not belong in legislation designed to help the American people. Republicans took the payroll tax-cut extension bill hostage and delivered a year-end bonus to Big Oil. The president went along in order to save hard-working Americans from a tax increase on January 1, 2012. We get that. “But with the Republicans forcing the president’s hand, he will have no choice but to reject the Keystone X...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lizbb/will_republican_h...

Tweets

Will Republican high stakes gamble kill the Key...

switchboard.nrdc.org 17 Dec '11, 5am

In a huge overreach, Senate Republicans insisted yesterday that a provision that would require the President to make a dec...

“The GOP stampede to build the Keystone XL tar ...

nrdc.org 17 Dec '11, 3pm

Press contact: Chen, 202-203-8765, [email protected]; Elizabeth Heyd, 202-725-0648, [email protected]; Josh Mogerman, 773-531-53...

6 reasons why America needs to say 'No' to the ...

switchboard.nrdc.org 18 Dec '11, 3pm

Legislation headed to the House this week gives President Obama 60 days to decide whether to approve construction of the K...

Republican Leadership Holds Tax Relief for Amer...

switchboard.nrdc.org 18 Dec '11, 3pm

At the insistence of Republican lawmakers, the tax bill moving through Congress includes a provision requiring President O...

Senate Approves Fast-Tracking Keystone XL Decision - Will It Actually Doom The Project?

Senate Approves Fast-Tracking Keystone XL Decis...

treehugger.com 17 Dec '11, 6pm

Mother Nature Photography /CC BY 2.0 Attached to the Senate's just passed short-term extension of the payroll tax cut is a...

Red Alert: Obama May Cave on Keystone XL, Allow Immediate Approval of Tar Sands Pipeline | Care2 Causes

Red Alert: Obama May Cave on Keystone XL, Allow...

care2.com 17 Dec '11, 2am

By Brian Merchant, ThinkProgress Just a few short weeks ago, President Obama announced that he would delay any decision on...

#peakoil Senate approves Keystone Pipeline Prov...

peakoil.com 17 Dec '11, 4pm

Senate approves Keystone Pipeline Provision in Budget Deal The Senate on Saturday voted to extend the payroll tax cut by t...

Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Ri...

biologicaldiversity.org 17 Dec '11, 5am

More press releases For Immediate Release, December 16, 2011 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (5...

Keystone XL NOT a Big Job Creator

planetsave.com 18 Dec '11, 4pm

Studies NOT conducted by TransCanada, the company wanting to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline Republicans in Congress ha...

Senate passes rushed Keystone XL review. The Pr...

350.org 17 Dec '11, 6pm

As you might know, the Keystone tar sands pipeline is back in play. This morning, the Senate passed a bill that requires a...

Republicans Escalate Pressure to Hold Payroll T...

switchboard.nrdc.org 16 Dec '11, 9pm

This pipeline will not create energy security . Instead it will perpetuate our addiction to oil and open up a global marke...

Keystone XL is a tar sands pipeline to export o...

switchboard.nrdc.org 20 Dec '11, 2pm

One of the most important facts that is missing in the national debate surrounding the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipe...

Keystone XL Victory Will Help Stop the Tar Sands, #noKXL by @agent350

Keystone XL Victory Will Help Stop the Tar Sand...

itsgettinghotinhere.org 24 Dec '11, 2pm

As political opposition to the tar sands grows, it’s going to be nearly impossible for oil companies to build the pipeline...

'Red Alert': Obama May Cave on #KeystoneXL, All...

treehugger.com 16 Dec '11, 10pm

Shadia Fayne Wood, Tar Sands Action via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Just a few short weeks ago, President Obama announced that he wo...

Killing the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline: the...

switchboard.nrdc.org 23 Dec '11, 1pm

The House has said it will vote today to pass a “tax holiday” extension package that contains an unrelated provision to sp...