Tell the Nebraska Public Service Commission: Stop the Keystone XL pipeline. The Trump administration has issued the final federal permits for the Keystone XL.1 This dangerous action by the Trump administration reverses one of our biggest climate victories of the Obama administration – but the fight to stop the pipeline is far from over.
TransCanada needs a permit to build part of the pipeline through Nebraska, and the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), which is conducting a multi-month review of the pipeline project, is currently accepting comments from the public. This a crucial opportunity to speak out and pressure the Nebraska PSC to reject TransCanada’s permit and stop Keystone XL once and for all. Tell the Nebraska PSC: Reject TransCanada’s permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada’s proposed route through Nebraska would destroy sensitive and environmentally important ecosystems as well as threaten the region’s water supply.
Tell the Nebraska PSC: Reject TransCanada’s permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Trump Sued Over Keystone XL Pipeline Approval. Although little was said about Karl, Wednesday's House Science Committee hearing with Drs.
Michael Mann, John Christy, Judith Curry and Roger Pielke Jr. was a quite a circus. Which is exactly why someone who's been through Smith's nonsense, Dr. David Titley, wrote for the Washington Post that scientists should boycott these biased hearings. That would be nice, if that meant that Smith would stop holding them. But since he shows no sign of slowing his inquisition, someone needs to show up to set the record straight and push back on all the denial packed into the hearing like so many clowns in a tiny car. And that's exactly what Dr. In response, Lamar Smith, the esteemed media critic who cited the Daily Mail's bogus Bates story, who has written for Breitbart and said that people should get their news directly from Trump, claimed that Science Magazine is "not known as an objective magazine.
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Yesterday, Donald Trump's State Department approved the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Nebraska Public Service Commission -- one of the key descision-making bodies in the fight to stop KXL -- is taking public comments now.We need you to speak up, stand with Nebraskans who are fighting KXL and submit a comment! Tell the Nebraska Public Service Commission: Stand up to Trump and block Keystone XL! To whom it may concern: I’m writing to urge you to reject the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline is a bad deal for Nebraskans and a bad deal for America. Treaty and additional information. Cash investigation du 24-05-2016 à 20:55 - Climat : le grand bluff des multinationales en replay.
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(et c’est très simple) Keystone leaks and reminds us why we’re glad there isn’t an XL pipeline out there. A major section of the original Keystone pipeline is out of commission after an oil spill near the pipeline was detected in South Dakota on April 2.
The spill, estimated at 187 gallons of crude oil, serves as a reminder of the risks that pipelines pose — and that with the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, we’ve likely avoided the potential for an even bigger, more disastrous spill. Beneath the tar sands is even dirtier oil, and industry is salivating over it. The price of crude oil has slumped to its lowest point in six years, and that has sent some major oil companies scrambling to get out of expensive tar-sands projects in Alberta, Canada.
Shell has pulled out of one of its largest lease applications, and Petrochina is attempting to get rid of its tar-sands assets. Environmentalists have watched the slowdown with great hope. Le dieu pétrole dévore le Canada, par Nancy Huston. Au Canada, François Hollande s'assoit sur les recommandations du GIEC. En Alberta, François Hollande a salué « les entreprises françaises particulièrement bien placées », à l’instar de Total, dans l’exploitation du pétrole issu des sables bitumineux, « source du grand développement du Canada ».
Etats-Unis : inquiétudes sur l'inflammabilité du pétrole de schiste. Le département des transports américain a prévenu, jeudi 2 janvier, que le pétrole extrait des gisements de schiste du bassin de Bakken, dans le nord des Etats-Unis, était probablement « plus inflammable que le pétrole brut traditionnel ». « D'après des inspections préliminaires conduites après les récents déraillements dans le Dakota du Nord, en Alabama », et au Québec, impliquant du pétrole brut du gisement de Bakken, l'agence de sécurité des oléoducs et des matériaux dangereux (PHMSA) « requiert de tester correctement, signaler et classifier, et, quand c'est nécessaire, de dégazéifier suffisamment les matériaux dangereux avant leur transport ».
Trois trains ont déraillé, deux aux Etats-Unis et un au Canada, entraînant de graves incendies ces six derniers mois. Democrats Demand Clarity On Trade Representative's Position On Tar Sands Oil. WASHINGTON –- A group of Democratic Senators and House members expressed concern Friday that trade negotiators are trying to undermine fuel standards in the European Union so that the U.S. can export tar sands oil from the Keystone XL pipeline.
The EU has a policy known as the Fuel Quality Directive, which calls for a 6 percent reduction in emissions from transportation fuels like gasoline and diesel by 2020. As part of that, the EU wants to assign values to different types of fuel based on the emissions they generate. Tar sands oil, which has much higher emissions than conventional crude, would be assigned a higher value under the system. A letter from 21 Senators and House members cites "troubling" reports that the U.S. might be working to undermine those rules as part of the negations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
As The Huffington Post reported back in September, U.S. Sen. Canada has also criticized the EU's proposal. On n'arrête pas l'éco. Fort McMoney. Judge Blocks Shipment of Oil Equipment Through Idaho Forest. Kochs must move their massive piles of tar-sands waste, Detroit mayor says. 350.org. EcoInternet : If we kill the planet all other... EcoInternet : Exhibiting profound sickness,... Non aux sables bitumineux ! Sables bitumineux - Greenpeace accuse Ottawa et Shell de complicité. Why Tar Sands Oil Is The Dirtiest On Earth [Video] Thousands of Americans have petitioned, marched, and been arrested in an effort to stop the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
In fact, a poll [PDF] conducted in early 2012 showed that, when fully educated about what tar sands oil really is, and where the oil flowing through the pipeline would actually end up, a majority of Americans oppose the pipeline. Despite this overwhelming demonstration of disapproval, the White House refuses to keep its promise of moving America beyond oil. Portions of the Keystone XL are already under construction, and Big Oil is using its financial and political clout to make sure the rest of this cross-country pipeline follows suit.
Many people make judgement about energy based on the things that affect them most: the price of gas or their personal utility bill. Oil Sands Fever and Lack of Environmental Review. The Harper Conservatives are well known for being defenders of the oil sands (no matter what effect they have on the climate), going so far as to modify the environmental assessment process in the latest budget so the project can go ahead more quickly. The Tories became vicious when Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair suggested the Alberta oil sands were artificially inflating the Canadian dollar and that was hurting other industries across the country, particularly manufacturing in Ontario. The Tories demanded that Mulcair visit the oil sands before having any such opinion on them, and suggested that he could not have an open mind when he scheduled his visit. Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines.
Written by Jason Mark Chief Allan Adam, the head of the Fort Chipewyan community in the far north of Alberta, has been fishing in Lake Athabasca for all of his life. His father, now 76 years old, has been fishing there even longer. And neither of them has seen anything like what they pulled from the lake on May 30: two grotesquely deformed, lesion-covered fish. When they caught the sickly fish, each taken from a different part of the lake, the two Indigenous men immediately figured that it had something to do with the massive tar sands oil mines that lie about 300 kilometers upstream along the Athabasca River. “We have been putting two and two together, and raising concerns about the fast pace of [tar sands] development,” Chief Adam told me in a phone interview this week. The deformed fish caught two weeks ago included a northern pike that had lesions along its back and belly and a sucker that was missing many of its scales.
This post was originally published by the Earth Island Journal. ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again. ExxonMobil’s 1940s-era Pegasus pipeline has been shut down since it ruptured more than a month ago in the Arkansas town of Mayflower, spilling tar-sands oil and making a big mess. But the company is legendary when it comes to spilling oil, and it wasn’t going to let a little pipeline shutdown hold back its oil-spilling ways. Paris ne veut plus pénaliser les sables bitumineux. February 21, 2012 - Only a Couple Days to Support European Union Labeling of Tar Sands as Highly Polluting.
Additional Background BREAKING UPDATE: EU blocks passage of Canada’s ‘tar sands’ ranking The vote by a European Commission committee to label Alberta oil sands as a highly polluting source of oil has failed. Proponents of the tar sand fuel quality directive listing failed to win a majority of votes in favor, but neither was there a majority to kill the proposal. As a result, the directive will be taken up by a committee of EU ministers in the coming months. Le blog de nongazdeschisteinfos. Pétrole de schiste : des forages seraient iminents > Pétrole. Un autre hydrocarbure non-conventionnel encore plus méconnu que les gaz de schiste risque de faire parler de lui dans les prochains jours : le pétrole de schiste fait en effet l'objet d'après Greenpeace "de projets d'exploration dans le Nord de la France".
Rappelons que le gouvernement, par la voix de son ministre de l'écologie, Nathalie kosciusko-morizet, a affirmé suspendre toutes les opérations de forages et de fracturation hydraulique jusqu'au 31 mai, concernant les gaz de schiste dans le Sud de la France. Cependant, Greenpeace révèle que pour les projets d'exploration des pétroles de schiste dans le bassin parisien, seules les opérations de fracturation sont suspendues jusqu'au 31 mai.
Schistes bitumineux / gaz de schistes et + Tar Sands Action Goes Nationwide. Des centaines de personnes se réunissent sur la colline du Parlement pour dire « Non aux sables bitumineux » Petropolis. Tar Sands in Alberta. ALBERTA ELDORADO DES PETROLIERES... - PLANET DESTROY. Canada Oil And Gas Industry: Shrinking Profits May Be A Sign Of Things To Come. The talk coming out of Canada’s oil patch in recent months has been increasingly tinged with panic. Industry leaders are growing worried about the oil sands’ future prospects, and the earnings reports coming out this week are a good sign of why that may be. Oil producer Cenovus on Wednesday reported a 40-per-cent decline in profit in the latest quarter, falling to $396 million from $655 million a year earlier. Things were even worse for Calgary-based natural gas producer Encana, which recorded a whopping quarterly $1.48 billion loss.
Pipeline spills oil waste over more than 100 acres of Alberta. A major spill of toxic oil waste has wiped out trees and vegetation across a 104-acre swath of Alberta, Canada. The apparent cause of the spill: The rupture of a five-year-old pipeline that was designed to last at least 30 years. The pipeline spilled 2.5 million gallons of a waste mixture of oil and water, which the company responsible, Houston-based Apache Corp., downplayed as “salty water” with “trace amounts of oil.” Whatever you call it, it’s nasty stuff. “Every plant and tree died” in the area touched by the spill, says the chief of the nearby Dene Tha First Nation, while The Globe and Mail reports that “aerial photos show a broad strip of trees that have turned brown.” It’s unclear when the pipeline started spilling.
Sables bitumineux: un site web pour mesurer la pollution. Ottawa et Edmonton ont profité du Jour de la terre pour présenter cette initiative conjointe, qui permet d'observer les effets de l'industrie sur l'air, l'eau et la biodiversité. Le site retrace les concentrations de différents polluants en Alberta, en Saskatchewan, en Colombie-Britannique et dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, sur une superficie de 140 000 kilomètres carrés. Le site est alimenté par des données recueillies par des scientifiques du gouvernement et non par l'industrie. Dans une présentation des données, le site note : « Dans presque tous les échantillons d'eau et d'air, les niveaux de ces contaminants sont en dessous de ceux des directives environnementales, et les niveaux diminuent au fur et à mesure qu'on s'éloigne du développement des sables bitumineux.
Josh Fox Writer & Director of GASLAND Arrested Protesting Tar Sands at White House. Josh Fox, réalisateur anti-gaz de schiste classé “terroriste” Tar Sands Action/ Josh Fox. Tar Sands.