President Trump Signs Two Executive Orders to Speed Approval of Fossil Fuel Projects
In two new executive orders, Trump seeks to expand executive power over pipelines and make it harder for states to block oil and gas projects.
'Time for a Gut-Check': What Geology Can Tell Us About the Keystone XL Decision
While the legal fight hinges on the pipeline's new route, risks below ground remain the same.
Nebraska Regulators Cannot Consider Pipeline Leaks While Approving Keystone XL
A 2011 Nebraska law prevents the state's Public Service Commission from factoring pipeline safety and leaks into its decision.
What's Next for Tar Sands, Landowners, and All That Unused Pipe?
It's the end of the line for the Keystone pipeline (probably), but not for battles over tar sands and climate.
At Paris, the United States Finally Has a Chance to Be a Climate Hero
President Obama's handling of the Keystone Pipeline is just the latest in a series of moves by the administration that position America to lead negotiations—in spite of domestic denialism.
How Environmental Groups Won the Keystone XL Debate
Despite a majority of Americans supporting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, powerful protests by environmentalists won the day.
The Human Cost of Keystone XL
In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it.
'You Wouldn’t Drill for Oil in the Sistine Chapel'
Resistance to a proposed oil tanker route off British Columbia’s lush northern coast is about more than NIMBYism.
Canada’s Big, Ugly Environmental Problem
Our neighbor to the north’s once-celebrated record of environmental science research and climate change policy has been thoroughly turned on its head over the past decade. And tense negotiations over the Keystone XL pipeline may have damaged Canada’s relationship with the U.S.