Tag: keystone xl


White House Pipeline Push a War on Treaty Rights, Climate

Trump claims Keystone XL represents 28,000 jobs, multiplying most likely impact by 10 times, in latest ‘alternative fact’ peddled to American people President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive orders advancing the controversial Keystone XL (KXL) and Dakota Access (DAPL) pipelines, prompting cries of outrage and vows of resistance from […]


Game Over? Nobel Laureates Decry Climate Denial Agenda

Tabulating the amount of carbon stored in the Canadian tar sands, retired NASA climate scientist James Hansen said the burning of that tarry storehouse while continuing a business-as-usual petroleum-powered agenda would mean “game over” for planet earth. A coalition of climate activists, concerned Midwestern growers, and Native peoples beat back […]


Election 2014: Climate change versus the oil boom

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Work boots towered above Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott as he moved down rows of shelving at Justin Boots’ distribution center in Fort Worth. The campaign ad promised a “new era of economic opportunity.” And the staunchly conservative gubernatorial candidate used the setting to make his message clear: […]


Margo Tamez, Environmentalism Failures, and Indigenous Dignity

Climate action in the U.S. will not come from some mass conversion of the largely white middle-class deniers, whose representatives even now hold the nation hostage in hopes of preventing universal health care. Neither will the righting of human relations with the planet be delivered by an enlightened political class of city […]


CPS Energy Rate-Hike Hearing, Climate Change, & Keystone XL Protest

Upcoming and imminent events related to the sustainable path in San Antonio… Tonight: Public hearing on CPS Energy’s proposed rate hike The first in what is likely to be a series of rate hikes in San Antonio by CPS Energy gets an airing at a public hearing tonight. Here’s CPS […]

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Climate Activist Takes Valero’s Dirty Record Onto the Green at Charity Golf Event

I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel universe and unwary and optimistic enviros may have thought the nation’s largest refiner could be planning to transform itself something cleaner […]