Tag: Bill McKibben

Environmentalists challenge Obama on natural gas exports

More than a dozen environmental groups on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to reject his previous support for natural gas and the drilling practices yielding the fossil fuel. The organizations also insisted that the administration’s handling of a proposed natural gas export facility on the Maryland coast is a test of the White House’s commitment to combating climate change.  More »

Stakes are high for LNG export plan

Dominion Resources now wants to turn its entire Cove Point operation around, reversing the flow so it can liquefy the natural gas now pouring out of Pennsylvania wells and load it onto tankers bound for India and Japan.  More »

Environmentalists cringe as Obama touts oil and gas

President Barack Obama celebrated “booming” U.S. oil and gas production during his fifth formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, delivering a blow to environmentalists worried the president isn’t doing enough to combat climate change.  More »

Keystone XL pressure mounts before State of the Union

President Barack Obama isn’t likely to utter a word about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline during his State of the Union address Tuesday night — but that isn’t stopping fans and foes of the project from pressing the issue as the White House puts the final touches on the speech.  More »

Bill would make Vermont 1st state to drop oil stocks

To Sen. Anthony Pollina, it makes sense that if Vermont wants to strike a blow against climate change, it should have its pension funds divest from oil, coal and other fossil fuel companies.  More »

Harvard won’t divest from fossil fuels, president says

Harvard University, the world’s richest school, won’t sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies amid pressure from students, President Drew Faust said in a letter released today.  More »

White House goes green with solar panels

Three years after first pledging to put solar panels atop the White House, workers on Thursday began installing the renewable energy equipment on the president’s home.  More »

Obama: Keystone XL verdict hinges on its carbon footprint

President Barack Obama on Tuesday put climate change at the center of the heated national debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by insisting in a major policy speech that the project’s fate hinges on how much carbon dioxide it contributes to the atmosphere.  More »

Texans join activists at Keystone XL rally in D.C.

Thousands of environmental activists are descending on the nation’s capital today for a rally against the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry oil sands crude from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast.  More »

Keystone for climate: Could Obama craft a horse trade?

President Barack Obama’s pledge to combat climate change — as his administration weighs a verdict on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline — has some analysts buzzing about a possible horse trade. But folks on both sides of the debate over Keystone XL aren’t interested.  More »

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

Environmental activists — including actress Darryl Hannah, poet laureate Bob Haas, a Texas landowner and climate scientist James Hansen — were arrested at the White House on Wednesday in a bid to convince President Barack Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Obama faces angry liberals over pipeline

President Obama is barreling toward what one Bay Area activist predicts could be “all out warfare” with environmentalists who want him to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.  More »
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