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Why the Keystone XL ‘Victory’ Matters–and Doesn’t

Huzzah to Barack Obama for not taking the GOP bait and refusing to sign off on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry carbon-intensive tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve written much about the pipeline so I won’t repeat all my points here except to say that it was a… Continue reading ‘Why the Keystone XL ‘Victory’ Matters–and Doesn’t’



After Keystone, Put Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Crosshairs Next

A few months ago, I wrote a column for RedEye about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry dirty, high-carbon Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. The tar sands represent the second biggest pool of carbon on earth after the Saudi oil fields, and it would be disastrous for… Continue reading ‘After Keystone, Put Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Crosshairs Next’



I Got a Letter From a Climate Denialist Organization! Cool!

Along with rapidly melting arctic ice, my ego can now be seen from space. Following the publication of my RedEye column “Obama’s Time to Stand Firm” regarding the Keystone XL pipeline that will carry carbon-intensive tar sands from the wilderness of Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico, I got the following letter from John Monaghan,… Continue reading ‘I Got a Letter From a Climate Denialist Organization! Cool!’