Latest Update: Keystone XL Back on Obama's Desk

News — the tar sands action team December 23, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

Dear Friends,

We’ve been doing our best the last couple of weeks to keep you up-to-date on the machinations about Keystone in Washington. “Our best” in this case has only been so-so, because the whole process has been incredibly confusing.…

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Actually Mr. Gingrich, We are the 99%

News — the tar sands action team December 21, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

Newt Gingrich went out of his way to try to smear us as extremists. Not only is he wrong about who we are – he’s also wrong about who the real extremists are. The real extremists are the people who …

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48 Hours Later… an Update on Congress

News — the tar sands action team December 19, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

Dear Friends,

About 48 hours ago, I told you we’d probably have a clearer picture of what was going on with the pipeline fight in 48 hours.

I was wrong, mistaken, and also incorrect. As it stands now, things in

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Update on Congress and Keystone XL

News — the tar sands action team December 17, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

Dear Friends,

As you might know, the Keystone tar sands pipeline is back in play.

This morning, the Senate passed a bill that requires a 60-day, expedited approval process for the pipeline in return for a payroll tax cut, and …

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President Obama About to Cave on Keystone XL?

News — the tar sands action team December 16, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

It all comes down to Barack Obama.

As I type this, Big Oil’s representatives in the House and Senate are pushing legislation that would rush approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Up until now President Obama has stood …

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Oil Spill at John Boehner's Office

News — the tar sands action team December 14, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

Photo by Josh Lopez

Occupy & 350.org Crash Boehner’s Office over Backroom Attempt to Revive Keystone XL

Fossil fuel industry spent over $42 million to elect politicians involved; Activists respond with “Human Oil Spill” on Boehner’s front door


Cincinnati, OH-

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House Votes to Expedite Keystone XL Decision

News — the tar sands action team December 13, 2011 @ 11:39 pm

In response to the House vote to expedite the decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, author and 350.org founder Bill McKibben said:

“Hundreds of thousands of people around the country rallied this fall to oppose the climate-killing Keystone pipeline, and …

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UPDATE: Sen. Reid Says Keystone XL Legislation is Dead on Arrival

News — the tar sands action team December 9, 2011 @ 2:23 pm

After Tar Sands Action supporters sent 4500 messages to their Senators in under 24 hours, Sen. Harry Reid has just announced that legislation to force approval of Keystone XL will be dead on arrival in the Senate:

Here is Reid’s …

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Tar Sands Action Movement Continues in Atlanta

News — the tar sands action team December 7, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

This post was written by Brandon Sutton, who hosted a Movement Strategy Session in Atlanta, GA

On Wednesday November 30, a group of 14 engaged environmental champions gathered in Atlanta to discuss the future of the Tar Sands Action movement …

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Tomorrow: Top Tar Sands Lobbyist Visits the White House

News — the tar sands action team December 6, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

Tomorrow one of the top lobbyists for the the Keystone XL oil pipeline will be meeting President Barack Obama in the White House.

This particular lobbyist gets special access for one reason only: because he also happens to be the

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