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Keystone XL

Protestor in support of Michael Bishop, who's challenging TransCanada in court.
After news broke that human error caused the Enbridge oil spill and fears spread over Keystone XL, pipeline safety moved into the mainstream.
Revelations that preventable safety lapses were behind Enbridge's disastrous oil spill in Michigan...
Dec 26, 2012 | Read More
Workers examine pipe being used for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline
It would cost less than $10 million—roughly 0.2 percent of the Keystone XL's budget—to add safeguards to protect the crucial Ogallala aquifer from spills.
In 1998, activists in Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit to protect their local aquifer from a proposed...
Dec 20, 2012 | Read More
Protester perched at the top of an 80-foot tree in a patch of old-growth forest
Activists say their tree blockade may soon be over as construction on the Texas property wraps up. But their efforts to stop the pipeline are not.
Activists who had hoped to block the southern leg of the Keystone XL in Texas by occupying trees in...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
Protesters rally against the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18 in Washington D.C.
Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.
Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday...
Nov 19, 2012 | Read More
Landowner Eleanor Fairchild (right) and actress Daryl Hannah (left) were arreste
Eleanor Fairchild, 78, is among more than 30 activists arrested since August for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Keystone XL in Texas.
Eleanor Fairchild has been arrested twice: once outside the White House in August 2011 and again...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More
Protester rallies against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C.
Environmentalists say Pres. Obama has more reasons than ever to deny the pipeline, including his renewed focus on tackling climate change.
Less than a week after President Obama's re-election, environmental groups are again pressuring him...
Nov 9, 2012 | Read More
President Obama after his re-election on Tuesday night.
Green groups wasted no time announcing a protest in front of the White House to claim a mandate for action, but partisan gridlock remains.
Even before President Obama took the stage for his victory speech last night, environmentalists...
Nov 7, 2012 | Read More
Tree protesters in Winnsboro, Texas
Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline have led to arrests and headlines. But TransCanada says construction is moving along as planned.
Tree-sitters blockading the path of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas closed the first month of...
Oct 26, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Amid puzzling indifference shown by elected officials over Enbridge's pipeline plans, townships are stepping up, opponents say—and giving them some hope.
At first, Katy Bodenmiller was dumbfounded by the response from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a two-...
Oct 17, 2012 | Read More
Map of old and new keystone xl routes through Nebraska.
Latest reroute moves pipeline away from land owned by outspoken opponents but does little to avoid shallow water sources.
The decision to detour the Keystone XL around land owned by its noisiest opponents, plus the...
Oct 15, 2012 | Read More