TransCanada’s lawsuit against the US over President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline reminds us how many of our rights free trade agreements give away, says 350.org.
The 5,000-page TPP agreement “is literally in climate denial” while expanding the rights of corporations, argues Ben Lilliston, the director of climate strategies at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
US President Barack Obama has announced the rejection of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. He stated that Keystone XL would not serve the United States’ “national interest”.
Hillary Clinton’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is bad news for U.S. Republicans, Alberta tar sands profiteers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau attacked NDP candidate Linda McQuaig for repeating the wildly-published scientific fact that some of Alberta’s tar sands must “remain in the ground” to limit global warming.
U.S. President Obama vetoed the Republican bill approving Keystone XL, but the fight over TransCanada’s climate-threatening tar sands pipeline isn’t over.
Hundreds of First Nation leaders, environmentalists, land owners, musicians, authors, actors and artists signed letter urging Obama to veto Keystone XL pipeline.
A new study published in the scientific journal Nature says 85% of Canada’s dirty tar sands must “remain in the ground” to limit global warming.