Approving or rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline is one of the critical decisions that will test whether the President is serious about his legacy to protect our shared climate. While the President has stated he will not approve the pipeline if it damages our climate (spoiler alert: it will), it's time to turn up the pressure to encourage President Obama to make the right decision for our future and reject the pipeline.
WASHINGTON - Environmental groups hailed President Barack Obama's warning about climate change, but said the president's words will soon be tested as he decides whether to approve the Keystone XL oil...
The Haisla First Nation live in one of the most beautiful spots on Earth, on the west coast near the aluminum town of Kitimat. The town's massive smelter has long been a sore spot among the Haisla, dropped into their traditional territory in the pro-development 1950 without consultation or substantial compensation.
Now, the Haisla find themselves on the front lines of one of the most important Canadian environmental and development debates of the 21st century, but they are no longer the powerless victims of a half century ago.
If Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline proceeds, it will terminate on Haisla territory.
Some energy executives in Calgary say the election of Barack Obama is a positive step for the Alberta resources industry. “There's a clear result, which is a good thing in terms of stability and movi...
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney brought up Canada three times during his debate with President Barack Obama Tuesday night. Romney attacked Obama for not approving the Keystone XL pipeline...
Like Lady Edith of the hit series Downtown Abbey, Prime Minister Harper must feel frustrated that Obama expects him to stand aside while the U.S. courts China and simultaneously wait around for a decision on Keystone. Worse still, there is the fear that Chinese interest in Canada is only a ploy, Beijing using Ottawa to spark Obama's jealousy and get Washington's attention.
Opposition groups can organize and protest much more quickly on social media. While a government argues facts, figures, and economic benefits, groups argue on an emotional level. In political terms we used to refer to this as appealing to the head or heart, with the heart usually winning.
Republicans ratcheted up the pressure on U.S. president Barack Obama on Wednesday by introducing a bill that would force him to OK the Keystone XL oil pipeline project within 60 days. Led by Mitch Mc...