Tar Sands Action

Written on:August 25, 2011
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“As a nation it is clear to me that we need to move as aggressively as we can towards energy efficiency and sustainable energy in order to reduce carbon pollution, reduce our dependance on foreign energy, and create good paying jobs right here in the United States.”



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  1. avatartheLeftAhead Bot says:

    Hansen Says Obama Will Be ‘Greenwashing’ About Climate Change if He Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

    By CHRISTA MARSHALL of ClimateWire

    Published: August 26, 2011

    NASA scientist James Hansen, who galvanized the environmental movement decades ago with his congressional testimony about the dangers of climate change, said yesterday that President Obama has a rare opportunity to show he is not a “hopeless addict.”

    Reposted from The New York Times
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  2. avatartheLeftAhead Bot says:

    Labor’s Tar Sands Pipeline Dilemma

    Short-term job creation or a sustainable economy? Some major unions are choosing the latter

    By R.M. Arrieta

    Published: August 26, 2011

    America’s official unemployment rate remains distressingly high: 9.1 percent, which translates into nearly 14 million workers without jobs. Last week jobless claims surged to 417,000, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

    Reposted from In These Times
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  3. avatartheLeftAhead Bot says:

    Debate Intensifies Over Controversial Oil Pipeline

    By Ari Auber, The Texas Tribune

    Published: September 28, 2011

    The U.S. Department of State is convening public hearings in Texas this week on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada’s tar sands to Texas refineries. Environmentalists are revving up their opposition, while groups that favor the pipeline are arguing their case. Already this week, a “massive crowd” showed up at Port Arthur, where hearings were held Monday. Many of these, according to the Beaumont Enterprise, hoped for jobs constructing the pipeline. Jim Prescott, a spokesman for TransCanada, the company applying to build the Keystone XL, says the pipeline could bring 13,000 construction jobs to the U.S. In Austin, where hearings will be held at the University of Texas on Wednesday afternoon, a group called Texas Interfaith Power and Light is holding a prayer vigil before the hearing starts to protest the pipeline. Another rally against the pipeline took place near the Capitol last weekend.

    Reposted from The Texas Tribune
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