NJ and Neighboring States Call for Probe of Agency’s Natural-Gas Stance

Credit: stateimpact.npr.org An independent investigation of the federal agency that oversees construction of natural- gas pipelines is being sought by 165 organizations in New Jersey and neighboring states. Saying the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is biased in favor of the energy industry, the groups are asking two U.S.

The New York Times: Sunday October 28, 1956

Go to page 191.  Half a century later COP21 may put the issue on the front pages but how long will we go before the solutions we know must be put it place are instituted?

The complete edition of the New York Times published on Sunday October 28, 1956.

Enbridge shuts crude pipeline due to protest at valve site

CALGARY, Alberta Enbridge Inc shut down its 300,000 barrel per day Line 9 crude oil pipeline on Monday after three protesters locked themselves to equipment at a valve site in Quebec, a company spokesman said. Enbridge spokesman Graham White said the protesters broke into a fenced site about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Montreal at around 8 a.m.

Thousands march on climate change in Manila, Brisbane

Thousands turned out for climate change marches in Manila and Brisbane Saturday, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from next week’s historic Paris summit. Religious clergy, students and activists marched through the Philippine capital calling for curbs on emissions to mute the impact of climate change, which is blamed for a spike in typhoons and extreme weather that has wreaked havoc on the nation.

Paris Climate March Is Canceled Over Security Concerns

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All marches and rallies set to coincide with United Nations climate treaty talks in Paris have been canceled due to heightened security concerns following terrorist attacks that killed 129 people and injured 350 more, French police told environmental and activist groups Wednesday afternoon.

TransCanada’s Next Move After Keystone XL: Flood Mexico with Fracked Gas with State Department Help

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TransCanada, the owner of the recently-nixed northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, has won a bid from Mexico’s government to build a 155-mile pipeline carrying gas from hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) in the United States to Mexico’s electricity grid. The company has benefited from Mexico’s energy sector privatization promoted by the U.S.

Keystone’s Dead. Here’s What’s Next on the Enviros’ Hit List

Barack Obama belittled the Keystone XL pipeline debate even as he brought it to a close. The project, which would have delivered heavy, oil-sands crude from Western Canada to the Gulf Coast, “has occupied what I, frankly, consider an overinflated role in our political discourse,” he said Friday.

The CEO and the Activist: Meet Renewable Energy’s Odd Couple

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One wears an impeccably tailored navy blue suit. The other sports a giraffe-print dashiki shirt. Meet the renewable-energy odd couple, the environmental activist and his onetime target, the chief of Italy’s largest utility. A year ago, Kumi Naidoo, the head of Greenpeace International, and Francesco Starace were sworn enemies, after the group said Enel SpA’s coal plants were killing people.