Nebraska landowners fight Keystone XL pipeline with solar panels right in its path

July 12, 2017 by  
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Many Nebraska landowners are opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline slashing through their land. So they’re fighting the proposed oil pipeline with a clean, renewable tactic: solar panels . Activists have launched the Solar XL campaign to install solar on land Nebraska locals refuse to sell – directly in the path of the pipeline. The Solar XL campaign is intended to raise money for solar installations to power ranches and farms in Nebraska. Landowner Bob Allpress is one of those people hoping for a solar array. He said, “The need for the KXL pipeline product is non-existent in the United States. The monetary benefit to the peoples of Nebraska will be gone in seven years, while the risks to our state are for the life of this pipeline. The installation of wind and solar production in Nebraska will provide many good Nebraska jobs and provide years of cheap electricity for everyone in our great state.” Related: The Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 full-time, permanent jobs Keystone XL could threaten multiple Nebraska sites like the Ponca Trail of Tears, the Ogallala Aquifer, and the Sandhills. Bold Nebraska , 350.org , Indigenous Environmental Network , CREDO , and Oil Change International are backing the campaign, and hope to install the first solar array at Jim and Chris Carlson’s farm. The Carlsons have refused to sell their land even though TransCanada , the company behind Keystone XL, has offered them $307,000. Family-owned company North Star Solar Bears would install the panels, which will be connected to the grid . According to the campaign, “If Keystone XL is approved, TransCanada would have to tear down clean and locally-produced energy to make way for its dirty and foreign tar sands.” If you’d like to donate to the Solar XL campaign, you can do so here . Each nine-panel installation costs $15,500, including labor and connection to the grid. Donations go to Bold Nebraska. + Solar XL Via Curbed Images via Mary Anne Andrei/Bold Nebraska ( 1 , 2 ) and 350.org on Flickr

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Donald Trump vows to nix Paris climate deal and pave way for Keystone XL pipeline

May 27, 2016 by  
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This week, Donald Trump became the presumed Republican nominee in the race to the White House, and almost immediately outlined an energy plan that could radically change the course of history . Speaking at an oil and natural gas conference in North Dakota on Thursday, Trump promised to withdraw the U.S. from the COP21 climate agreement , open up Atlantic offshore oil drilling, and welcome the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline . Effectively, Trump would reverse many key decisions made in recent years to protect the environment, and invite destruction, all in the pursuit of profit. Embed from Getty Images Trump’s energy policy was shaped largely by the advice of Kevin Cramer, a U.S. representative from North Dakota, who addressed the crowd before Trump took the stage, along with oil tycoon Harold Hamm. The presidential hopeful also cozied up to Hamm during his speech, whose advice also contributed to his hazardous energy policy. Trump, a longtime believer that manmade climate change is a “hoax,” didn’t mention those feelings in his speech, but he didn’t have to. Related: Trump taps climate denier, fossil fuels advocate as energy adviser With regard to the COP21 climate deal, Trump promised to reverse President Obama’s commitment, saying instead that he will only work with “environmentalists whose only agenda is protecting nature” and to “focus on real environmental challenges, not the phony ones.” Those comments make it clear that Trump distrusts the mounting scientific evidence about the human origins of climate change , as well as the goals agreed on by 195 national leaders from around the globe. Via The Guardian Images via Donald J. Trump/Facebook

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Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold

January 12, 2015 by  
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Good news for the environment:  President Obama’s veto on the Keystone XL pipeline bill will likely stand, with the Senate being about four votes shy of being able to override his decision. Senator John Hoeven said on Fox News Sunday that the bill he sponsored , allowing the project to “move forward out of the hands of the State Department,” will not continue. Read the rest of Obama’s veto on Keystone pipeline will likely hold Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: keystone , keystone pipeline , keystone pipeline veto , Keystone pipeline vote , Keystone XL Pipeline , Obama keystone pipeline , obama keystone pipeline veto , Obama veto , senate keystone override , senate override , Veto

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Obama appears on Colbert Report, slams Keystone XL

December 11, 2014 by  
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Continuing his recent efforts to reach out to young Americans in non-traditional and innovative ways—including an appearance on Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” and a blog post on Medium— Barack Obama took over the Colbert Report’s “The Word” section on Monday night to address a number of topics. In discussion with Colbert after presenting the segment, he also had some strong words to say about the Keystone XL pipeline. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Obama appears on Colbert Report, slams Keystone XL Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: barack obama , canadian tar sands , colbert report , keystone xl , Keystone XL Pipeline , stephen colbert , tar sands

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Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car

December 11, 2014 by  
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Just in time for Christmas, Egoista Motors has unveiled the ultimate present for Formula 1 fans – the EM01 Stradale Project. This mini Formula 1 car is a street-legal race car that also happens to be powered by either a fully electric or a  hybrid powertrain . The unique racer can reach speeds of more than 180 mph with the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat! Read the rest of Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project is a $10,000 electric Formula 1 race car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Egoista Motors’ , Egoista Motors’ EM01 Stradale Project , electric car , electric motor , electric race car , EM01 Stradale Project , green car , green transportation

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House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto

November 17, 2014 by  
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Despite the disapproval of President Barack Obama, the U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of letting the Keystone XL Pipeline project go ahead. The Keystone XL would pump oil from the Tar Sands in Canada’s north to refineries and ports on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and has been under review by the State Department for six years now – as those in favor tried to get it passed and those opposed work to keep the pipeline from happening. Read the rest of House Votes in Favor of Keystone XL, Obama Considers Veto Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: approval , Canada oil , Canada tar sands , CO2 emissions , global warming , keystone , Keystone XL Pipeline , obama , pipeline , president , protest , public petition , senate , signatures , Veto , white house

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7-Story Indoor Green Wall is an Enormous Air Filter for Solar-Powered Seoul City Hall

November 17, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of 7-Story Indoor Green Wall is an Enormous Air Filter for Solar-Powered Seoul City Hall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “green wall” , “living wall” , “low-e glass” , “sustainable architecture” , City Hall , geothermal energy , Guinness World Record , indoor green wall , indoor vertical garden , photovoltaic panels , renewable energy , seoul , seoul city hall , solar heat gain , Solar Power , south korea , sustainable city hall , vertical garden , world’s largest vertical garden

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Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Likely to Pass Thanks to GOP Senate Wins

November 5, 2014 by  
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Yesterday’s Republican Party gains in the Senate put the passing of legislation that would give the go ahead to the Keystone XL pipeline within the party’s reach. After six years of debate on the pipeline, the GOP is on track to hold 61 seats in the Senate, giving them a filibuster-proof majority in a vote. Four of the remaining Democrat senators have also supported pro- Keystone efforts in the past and are expected to do so again. If the Republicans can rally 67 votes, they could even override the President’s veto on the matter – but they are hoping to pressure him into accepting the bill before that. Read the rest of Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Likely to Pass Thanks to GOP Senate Wins Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , Climate Change , fossil fuels , global warming , keystone , keystone xl , Keystone XL Pipeline , oil , Republican Party , tar sands , transcanada , US midterm elections 2014

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Keystone XL Fight Prompts Concerns About a Great Lakes Oil Spill

March 6, 2014 by  
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Image of Great Lakes / Shutterstock The fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline is putting a spotlight on aging oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in the United States that could be vulnerable to devastating spills. Of particular concern for environmental activists and some members of Congress is a buried stretch of an oil pipeline constructed in 1953 that runs beneath the straits of Mackinac, which separates Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas and connects the Great Lakes of Michigan and Huron. The two 20 inch pipelines carrying nearly 23 million gallons of crude oil every day at a depth of 270 feet are facing closer scrutiny following high-profile oil pipeline spills in Arkansas , North Dakota and a 2010 Canadian tar sands oil pipeline spill in Michigan that dumped more than one million gallons of crude into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek — the largest onshore oil spill in U.S. history. Read the rest of Keystone XL Fight Prompts Concerns About a Great Lakes Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arkansas oil spill , canadian tar sands , Enbridge Energy Partners , Enbridge pipeline system , great lakes , Kalamazoo River oil spill , Keystone XL Pipeline , KXL , Lakehead pipeline system , Michigan , North Dakota oil spill , oil , petroleum , pipelines , straits of Mackinac        

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Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

March 6, 2014 by  
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A rare skin infection contracted through touching contaminated seafood has afflicted at least 30 people in the New York City area. Health officials are warning New Yorkers to avoid touching raw fish and seafood at Asian markets in Flushing, Queens; Sunset Park, Brooklyn; and Chinatown in Manhattan with bare hands . The infection presents itself as swollen red bumps on the skin and occurs when Mycobacterium marinum bacteria enters the body through cuts in the skin. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquarium granuloma , bacteria , bacterial infection , Brooklyn , chinatown , disease , flushing , food safety , health information , manhattan , Mycobacterium marinum , new york city department of health and mental hygiene , New York Health Department , PSA , queens , skin disease , sunset park , surgery        

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