Factcheck: The Keystone XL Project.
An evenhanded summary of the controversy around the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Charles C. Mann writes for The Atlantic
This perspective has a corollary: natural resources cannot be used up. If one deposit gets too expensive to drill, social scientists (most of them economists) say, people will either find cheaper deposits or shift to a different energy source altogether. Because the costliest stuff is left in the ground, there will always be petroleum to mine later. “When will the world’s supply of oil be exhausted?” asked the MIT economist Morris Adelman, perhaps the most important exponent of this view. “The best one-word answer: never.” Effectively, energy supplies are infinite. [more inside]
Today is Earth Day!
Google has a special Earth Day Doodle
up. 350.org is encouraging people to speak out
against the Keystone XL Pipeline. President Barack Obama
has posted a proclamation, and people from all around the Earth
are recognizing Earth Day in many different ways! What are you doing to celebrate?
"I am currently hiking the 1,700 mile proposed Keystone XL route. I started in Denver, hitchhiked across the Canadian border, took a flight over the Tar Sands of Alberta, and commenced my walk in Hardisty, AB, the northern terminus of the soon-to-be pipeline." Heading southward, Ken Ilgunas is currently in Nebraska. This is his blog chronicling the landscapes, weather, people, animals and everything else he encounters
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Critics of the Occupy Wall Street movement have complained that the protestors have no clear goals, so WE DON'T MAKE DEMANDS
composed a list of 12 concrete, specific suggestions focusing on economic reform, stronger regulation, and closing loopholes.
Naomi Klein, David Suzuki, Wendell Berry and others invite you
to come to Washington DC and get arrested in an ongoing protest that aims to stop the Keystone XL oil pipeline from being constructed.