10 KXL amendment co-sponsors took $8 million from fossil fuel industry
By: Jacob Chamberlain and Jon Queally | Common Dreams
Keystone Pipeline Handout
In a 62-37 vote late Friday, the US Senate passed a non-binding amendment calling for the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
Environmental groups and climate activists were quick to condemn the vote, but said the “symbolic vote” was valuable because it revealed which members of the Senate have received the message on the seriousness posed by climate change and which continue to bend to the demands of industry lobbyists.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 2, 2013:
An aerial view of a tar sands mine in Alberta
Environmentalists have soundly condemned the U.S. State Department’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) report on TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The report, released Friday, concluded that the proposed 875-mile long pipeline, which would ship up to 830,000 barrels of Canada‘s dirty tar sands oil per day from Alberta to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast, was environmentally sound.
In a statement, the Sierra Club said it was “mystified” and “outraged” by the Department’s “deeply flawed analysis”. The organization said the report “remains woefully inadequate in its consideration of the effects the proposed pipeline would have on Americans’ climate, water, air and health.”
By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 15, 2013:
Grammy-award winning rapper Eve to perform at Forward On Climate rally in Washington D.C., Sunday, Feb 17, according the Sierra Club, one of the organizations leading and supporting the event.
What: Grammy-award winning rapper Eve and popular NY turntablist DJ Kalkutta will perform at the Forward on Climate rally, the largest climate rally in American history