Blog Post: On the last day of the public comment period, Keystone XL opponents held a rally in front of the State Department to deliver more than 2 million comments submitted to the State Department to urge Secretary Kerry and President Obama to reject the dirty, dangerous pipeline.
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Press Clipping: The U.S. State Department's analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline project was based on flawed assumptions that clash with the nation's commitment to mobilizing global action against climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council said in wide-ranging comments that the EIS "makes a fundamental error by relying on energy consumption scenarios which assume a global failure to address climate change."
Press Clipping: Lawyers working for Kinder Morgan Inc. have sent a letter to the National Energy Board, and thousands of people who have applied to be part of the review process, proposing the narrowest interpretation of who can participate in a review of the company’s proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline. It’s a move opponents of the pipeline liken to bullying. “That wasn’t exactly a very warm welcome,” said Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia.
Blog Post: Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) today announced its approval of pipeline giant Enbridge’s plan to reverse its Canadian Line 9 pipeline to bring tar sands east to Montreal. In doing so, the Canadian government has opened the way for toxic tar sands to come to Vermont. This comes only two days after 13 towns on and near the pipeline’s route in Vermont, as well as from other corners of the state, passed resolutions at Town Meeting stating opposition to tar sands transport here.
Blog Post: The original plan of environmentalist groups in the U.S. was to deliver one million comments opposing Keystone XL to the State Department this morning. But the response from people all over North America speaking out against the Keystone XL pipeline and the Canadian tar sands has been so enormous, a coalition of youth-driven environmental groups will now be delivering upwards of two million signatures to the doorstep of the White House this morning.
Press Clipping: The owner of a pipeline that leaked nearly half a million litres of oil into a central Alberta river has been heavily criticized by the province's energy watchdog. The Alberta Energy Regulator has concluded that Plains Midstream didn't inspect its Rangeland pipeline often enough, didn't pay enough attention to government warnings, failed to enact adequate mitigation measures once the leak occurred and communicated poorly with hundreds of people affected by the spill in June 2012.