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Progressive Groups Fighting Keystone Xl Pledge Strong Resistance

Release Date: 
Thursday, March 6, 2014

San Francisco, CA -- As Friday's deadline nears to submit public comments opposing the Keystone XL pipeline, progressive groups CREDO and Rainforest Action Network have collected more than 169,000 comments to the State Department urging Sec. Kerry to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, while simultaneously preparing to unleash a massive wave of civil disobedience if Sec. Kerry allows the State Department to continue ignoring the facts on Keystone XL, and recommends approval of the toxic tar sands pipeline to President Obama.

Keystone XL Opponents Deliver 2 Million+ Comments

Release Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

Washington, DC – On the last day of the public comment period, Keystone XL opponents held a rally in front of the State Department to deliver more than 2 million comments submitted to the State Department to urge Secretary Kerry and President Obama to reject the dirty, dangerous pipeline. The public comment period regarding the national interest of the pipeline began on February 5, after the State Department published the final environmental review.
 

Anti-Keystone comments outnumber supportive ones 2 to 1

“We’re hearing from people all across this country who know that the Keystone XL pipeline is absolutely not in our nation’s best interest," said Amanda Starbuck, the Rainforest Action Network's climate program director, in a statement. "The two million comments delivered today reflect a huge wave of resistance to the pipeline.

The Washington Times
Friday, March 7, 2014

As Coal Ash Spews Into N.C. River, More 'Ticking Time Bombs' Threaten

Duke Energy is still scrambling to repair the leak in a storm pipe at the bottom of a 27-acre coal ash pond.

Common Dreams
Thursday, February 6, 2014

'Influence' part of Keystone XL conversation

Amanda Starbuck, climate director for Rainforest Action Network, said in a statement protesters took to the streets in more than 270 cities to "demonstrate their personal opposition to Keystone XL." Groups like hers say there were problems cited by the State Department that suggest the pipeline fails the climate test.

UPI
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coal ash leak at retired Duke power plant could heat up legal battles

But moving from "wet" handling of ash, such as ponds, to "dry handling," such as lined landfills, has its own costs. According to a 2013 report from the Rainforest Action Network and BankTrack, these costs include capital spending of $10 million to $30 million per plant to convert one type of coal ash, fly ash, from wet to dry handling, and $20 million to $40 million per unit at a plant to convert another type, bottom ash. Closing a pond has stranded asset costs of up to $1 million per acre, the report said.

SNL
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Thousands Expected To Attend Natonwide Vigils Monday To Urge Obama To Reject Keystone XL

Hundreds of concerned citizens are expected to flock to Union Square in Manhattan Monday night, braving the ongoing snowstorm to participate in a candlelight vigil to urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate Progress
Monday, February 3, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline closer to reality after State Department review

he State Department is awaiting a separate report from its inspector general, into allegations by environmental groups that a contractor's review was biased because of connections to TransCanada and the oil industry.

The Guardian
Friday, January 31, 2014

Activists defeating coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest

This week, Goldman Sachs sold off its share in the largest proposed coal 

Examiner.com
Friday, January 10, 2014

Goldman Sachs pulls out of proposed coal terminal

Here in the Northwest, proposals to build coal terminals have generated opposition from environmentalists, tribes and communities. They're worried about climate change from the burning of more coal,as well as increases in coal train and ship traffic in their own region.

Market Place
Wednesday, January 8, 2014