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Former energy secretary Steven Chu told Canadian business leaders to focus more on renewable energy and less on the Keystone XL pipeline when considering the future of the North American energy industry.
The Conservative Australian Government has slashed renewable energy funding in its latest move to dismantle domestic climate change efforts. It also received negative international attention for lackluster action at the UN climate talks.
Canadian artist and activist Franke James has been blacklisted by the Canadian government for protesting the tar sands. Now she's brought her art to D.C. to confront similar efforts by the Canadian government to win over U.S. public opinion on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Synthetic crude oil hasn't yet entered the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, but a report released Tuesday by non-profit consumer rights group Public Citizen says the pipes are already bending, sagging and peeling to the point of a possible spill or leakage of toxic tar sands.