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Almost a hundred people — many taking action for the first time —  blocked the entrances to FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, on First St. NE in Washington, DC, early this morning. Five were arrested when they refused to leave the side entrance to the building.FERC approves nearly every permit that comes before it for interstate gas pipelines, compressor stations, gas […]

President Obama has promised to veto the Keystone Pipeline bill if the Senate passes it this week. But that may not stop the new pipeline-pals running Congress. Right now, the Senate bill has 60 co-sponsors; that means they need just six more Senators to override the President's veto. When it comes to stopping this climate-killing pipeline, we can't afford to take […]

A few months after the planet exceeded 400 ppm of global warming pollution in the atmosphere for the first time in hundreds of years we're still seeing some mixed signals from President Obama and his team.  One day they're sweating climate change, calling it a grave threat to the national interest and promising real action. The next day they're considering allowing […]

My New Year's resolution for 2014 is a holdover from 2013: get President Obama to say "No on Keystone XL." Please don't mistake: It's not a failure that I'm making the same resolution again. The fact is that making it all the way through 2013 without a "yes" from Obama on this issue is a huge victory for a grassroots […]

"But I thought it was a done deal." So wrote a member in response to our amazingly successful campaign to collect public comments against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. I wrote back to encourage her, and it got me thinking of how any time corporate power wants somethiing, companies declare that it has already happened and is inevitable. If something […]

UPDATE: Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline. The final vote was held in the Senate yesterday —  and we did it. We won!  While the vote came down to the wire with 11 Democrats crossing party lines to vote for the measure, it fell short of the 60 needed by four votes, two of which were Republicans who were absent for the vote.  The 11 […]

The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is down to the wire, with Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicating that he would allow a vote on a Republican amendment to the transportation bill, to be voted on as early as this week. The amendment was successfully stalled for three weeks after Environmental Action, along with 30 other groups, helped collect […]

Big Oil is at it again. Despite President Obama's denial of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, and the massive show of public opposition to the Senate's recent attempt to circumvent that denial, the company behind the pipeline is trying to move forward anyway.On Monday, TransCanada announced it will build the southern leg of the pipeline — from Cushing, Oklahoma, […]