Category: Environment

Police cite 29 protesters in Keystone demonstration

Authorities in San Francisco have cited more than two-dozen demonstrators for blocking entrances to the Federal Building in protest of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Keystone XL protesters hold vigil in downtown Houston

Dozens of environmental activists demonstrated at the Federal Building in downtown Houston Monday evening, calling on President Barack Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

State oil regulator warns warns operators about gas flares

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick said the agency is sending letters to operators Wednesday reminding them of the state’s natural gas flaring rules and warning that the state will enforce them.  More »

Report: Fracking colliding with other water uses during drought

Hydraulic fracturing is competing for water in some of the driest regions of the U.S., including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, according to a research paper released today by the nonprofit Ceres.  More »

EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state.  More »

Keystone report said likely to disappoint pipeline foes

The U.S. State Department is preparing to issue a report as soon as today that will probably disappoint environmental groups and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to people briefed on agency discussions.  More »

Nebraskans resist Keystone, spurning TransCanada’s checks (video)

While Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. has signed agreements with property owners in Montana and South Dakota along the Keystone XL pipeline’s proposed 1,179-mile route from Alberta, some families along the path through eastern Nebraska are holding out.  More »

Keystone opponents use rail constraints to urge pipeline’s rejection

Environmentalists are making an unusual argument in their attempt to stop the Keystone XL pipeline: that trains can’t move all the oil out of Canada.  More »

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

The National Football League has sought to gradually reduce the footprint left behind by the Big Game, and the league is taking steps to make the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the most environmentally friendly yet, from planting trees to offset carbon emissions to composting food waste to using biodiesel to power generators.  More »

Obama supporters defend go-slow approach on refiners

Obama administration supporters are defending the White House’s decision to move on a slower track to limit refiners’ greenhouse gas emissions, while focusing on reining in the carbon dioxide coming from the nation’s power plants.  More »

Indian billionaires ambushed as Greenpeace protests coal project

Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits climbed atop the Mumbai headquarters of Essar Group and unfurled a banner protesting a coal-mining project proposed by billionaire brothers Shashikant and Ravikant Ruia.  More »

Officials to review proposed North Dakota drilling rule

The proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.  More »
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