Susan Casey-Lefkowitz
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Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Veto - Right Decision at the Right Time

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 2:39 PM

Today President Obama vetoed a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The president has our heartfelt thanks for showing his leadership and making the right decision to veto this misguided bill.

We don't need Congress to be a pipeline permitting agency. And,...

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Ontario's a Climate Change Leader

(6) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 4:31 PM

With coal often as the elephant in the room at the international climate talks, the Canadian province of Ontario has a good news story that shows important leadership in tackling climate change. Ontario is about to become the first jurisdiction in North America to move to zero coal.


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Post-Typhoon Haiyan, Climate Action Is More Important Than Ever

(2) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 8:23 AM

This year's U.N. climate conference in Warsaw was expected to be a quiet international gathering. The horrific, still-unfolding tragedy wrought by Typhoon Haiyan half a world away has changed that. 

Spurred by a heartfelt opening-day appeal by the delegate from the Philippines, the conference has joined Tacloban on the global center...

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The Quebec Rail Tragedy Is No Time to Debate Pipelines

(72) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 12:12 PM

In a tragic weekend rail accident, tanker cars carrying crude oil broke loose and raced into the small town of Lac-Mégantic, near the border Quebec shares with Maine, where they derailed and several exploded, killing at least 15 people with many others still missing.

Our hearts go out to...

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Multinationals Heads Stuck in the Tar Sands

(40) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 7:16 AM

Rather than preparing to listen respectfully to community members in British Columbia, the Canadian federal government is acting as a spokesperson for Big Oil, accusing opponents of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline of being "radicals" and "foreigners." When it comes to tar sands pipelines, multinational oil companies are hijacking a...

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