Keystone XL Pipeline Demonstration Day

The fossil fuel industry is slowly waking up to the new reality:  the day for new, hugely expensive projects that exploit the tar sands are over. If allowed to proceed, these projects will lock in climate change and greatly increase the impact of global warming.   President Obama recognizes this obvious fact. In the near …

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Keystone XL Pipeline is dead!

The trouble with Keystone is two-fold: First, the tar sands oil that flows through Keystone is not needed in the US – it will be refined in Texas and from there it will be exported to world markets.   Secondly, as the necessity to combat climate change forces development of renewable energy, the large investment …

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Environmental Limits to Growth

Toronto-Dominion Bank reports that “Western Canada’s oil industry faces a serious challenge to its long-term growth. . .  Production growth will become constrained unless new pipeline capacity is built to access new markets. . . .  The flood of new shale oil supplies coming on stream in the United States, combined with inadequate pipeline capacity …

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