Lisa Demer and Richard Mauer, McClatchy Newspapers in the USA: “The U.S. House once again passed a bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, voting 237-187 Thursday on a measure expected to die in the Senate…. In addition to ANWR drilling, the bill would also open offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific and force the approval of TransCanada’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. All those provisions have strong opposition among the Democrats who control the Senate”: here.
BP Settlement Sells Out Victims: here.
Canadian Government Targeting Opponents of New Oil Sands Pipeline: here.
Climate Change Disappears From Keystone XL Pipeline Debate. Lisa Song, Inside Climate News: “Mining and using tar sands oil creates more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil. But that’s rarely mentioned anymore. Neither the White House nor the EPA returned requests for comment. A State Department spokeswoman said the agency could not comment on the president’s Cushing speech. She added that the State Department has no involvement in reviewing the southern leg of Keystone XL, which would run from Cushing to Texas”: here.
“Yes” to Tar Sands, “No” to Coal: Obama Confounds Climate Community. Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News: “How, puzzled critics asked, could the Obama administration endorse a tar sands pipeline project that’s been labeled the ‘fuse to the biggest carbon bomb on the planet’ while simultaneously laying the groundwork for kicking coal to the curb as an electricity generator? The short answer is that he has one eye on the polls and the other on his long-term energy goals”: here.