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.
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The report, published by the E3 Network and the Labor Network for Sustainability, found that improving water, sewer, and gas infrastructure would create five times more than the total jobs projected to be created by Keystone XL.
On Thursday, former President Bush sat down to speak to more than 2,500 oil and gas industry leaders at the DUG East conference in Pittsburgh, PA. Among the topics he covered was the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, though Mr. Bush could not see why the pipeline was ever even a question.
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.
Although 70+ million Americans are concerned about climate change, there was until Keystone no grassroots climate movement to speak of. Is it possible we are going to avert catastrophic climate change without an energized movement, without there being a political cost for opposing climate action?