On November 6, I will be leading a group of NRDC members and experts to the White House. The last time I visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, I had the honor of receiving the Medal of Freedom in recognition of what...continued→
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline is 2,000 miles of environmental devastation. The pipeline would transport toxic tar sands oil from under Canada’s Boreal forest, home to many North American songbirds populations, to oil refineries in Texas, increasing the production on one of the dirtiest forms of oil and threatening rivers and communities all along the way. Tar sands oil is dirtier and more corrosive than conventional oil, and current regulations will not prevent leaks and spills all along the pipeline.
Take action: Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline!
If I am not for myself, who will be? And when I am for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when? Perhaps you are familiar with these words because you’re a fan of the multi-platinum rock band, Incubus,...continued→
Robert Redford just posted a video op-ed for the New York Times criticizing the Keystone XL pipeline, a proposed 2,000 mile-long conduit for toxic tar sands oil from Canada. Tar sands oil is the dirtiest oil on the planet. Strip...continued→
Robert Redford speaks out against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline; asks the President to stand up for the "energy future you know we deserve"
In a New York Times video opinion piece posted today, Robert Redford gives an impassioned pitch to the President to deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. In a three minute interview, interspersed with beautiful images of the Great...continued→
Last Friday, U.S. Senators Sanders, Leahy, and Wyden wrote a letter to the State Department raising “serious concerns” about whether the permitting process for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has been fair and objective. The letter cites a recent...continued→
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness released a report yesterday that presents a compelling case why the clean energy sector is critical to the United States’ economic recovery and future job growth. TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar...continued→
The latest Washington Post editorial once again gets it wrong on the importance of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring the climate change-causing, dirty tar sands oil from under Canada’s Boreal forest to the Gulf Coast refineries. The...continued→
Today, the State Department held its final hearing on whether or not the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is in our "national interest". The Secretary of State must make this affirmative finding before permitting the pipeline. The hall was crowded...continued→
In Washington today, hundreds of people from all walks of life packed a State Department hearing at the massive Ronald Reagan office building, ready for one last-ditch effort to fend off the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. They were a diverse...continued→
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of farmers and ranchers living along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and to the more than 1,200 people who were arrested outside the White House, the national media has covered the risks this project poses to nearby...continued→