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TransCanada sues U.S. taxpayers for $15 billion over KXL
TransCanada sues U.S. taxpayers for $15 billion over KXL

Late last week, the tar sands pipeline company TransCanada officially filed suit against the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement investment chapter, claiming $15 billion in damages in compensation for President Obama’s decision to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. This follows on their threat last January when TransCanada filed a “notice of intent” to file the claim with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes at the…

Environmentalists Aren’t Sorry Confederate Flag Debate Threatens Bill To Cut EPA Funding

Here's one group that's not very disappointed that a major House appropriations bill has gotten bogged down in a fight over the Confederate flag: environmental advocates.

The bill, which would appropriate funding for the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency, was pulled from the floor Thursday morning after Republicans added an amendment protecting the display of the Confederate flag at National Park Service sites.

Environmentalists Aren't Sorry Confederate Flag Debate Threatens Bill…

Clinton emails may revive environmental group’s lawsuit

Hundreds of emails reveal that Clinton's staff was concerned over the agency's response to FOIA requests.

An environmental group whose request for records related to the Keystone Pipeline was reportedly hampered while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state is considering taking the case to court for the second time.

Ben Schreiber, climate and energy program director at Friends of the Earth, said his group has weighed the option of relitigation in the weeks since…

The fight continues against Keystone XL and the tar sands invasion
The fight continues against Keystone XL and the tar sands invasion

A dirty fuel is quietly creeping over the Canadian border and invading the Midwest. In the more than six years that we have stopped the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from being built, numerous other tar sands pipelines have been proposed, with some already constructed. The production and extraction of tar sands emits three times as much carbon dioxide as does the production of conventional oil. We cannot encourage the proliferation of this dirty…

Hillary Clintons State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records

When Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, her staff scrutinized politically sensitive documents requested under public-records law and sometimes blocked their release, according to people with direct knowledge of the activities.

Hillary Clinton’s State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records

-Wall Street Journal 5/19/2015

The midterms are no excuse: Why Obama still needs to act on climate
The midterms are no excuse: Why Obama still needs to act on climate

Last Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry took the release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report as a chance to do a little pre-midterm electioneering. Drawing an implicit contrast between the Obama administration and Congressional skeptics, he said that the “hard science” on climate change could no longer be ignored for the sake of “politics and ideology.”

Considering that the “politics and ideology” of climate denial just expanded its majority in…

President Obama, listen to the people and reject Keystone XL
President Obama, listen to the people and reject Keystone XL

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline has always been about people power. Led by farmers and ranchers, tribal communities and everyday Americans, the fight over the pipeline has brought thousands of people into the streets and emboldened hundreds to get arrested to show their opposition. These are many of the same people that brought President Obama into office when he leaned on an unprecedented base of small donors.

These are also the same people whose…

Six years of powerful resistance to Keystone XL

Today we celebrate six years of successful campaigning against the Keystone XL pipeline. Every day we succeed in keeping fossil fuels in the ground is a victory for humanity and our planet. The fact that we have resisted this long is a testament to the strength and determination of frontline communities and national activists.

Science 101 tells us that we cannot address climate change if we continue investing in fossil fuel infrastructure. Although the president…

Friends of the Earth requests disclosure of relationship between former National Security Adviser and Keystone proponent
Friends of the Earth requests disclosure of relationship between former National Security Adviser and Keystone proponent

Friends of the Earth is asking for a clarification of relationships between the former United States National Security Adviser and proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline.

On Thursday, March 13, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing entitled "Keystone XL and the National Interest Determination." The Committee has invited distinguished guests to discuss the why the pipeline shouldn’t be constructed, including climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, who retired from NASA to join…

Keystone XL documents released by Department of State
Keystone XL documents released by Department of State

On April 15, 2013, Friends of the Earth filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the State Department asking for all communications with Environmental Resources Management, TransCanada and a host of lobbyists hired by Alberta and TransCanada. After months of foot-dragging Friends of the Earth was forced to sue the State Department in July, resulting in a court-supervised agreement for them to start turning over documents. Although we continue to believe that the…