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Tar Sands http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/858/all en Editorial: Canada OKs oil pipeline to British Columbia coast as U.S. Senate committee OKs Keystone http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-canada-oks-oil-pipeline-british-columbia-coast-us-senate-committee-oks-keystone <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;As the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 12-10 this week in support of the Canadian-based Keystone XL Pipeline that would cut through the country on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, groups in the western province of British Columbia are preparing to fight another pipeline, called the Northern Gateway, from the same tar sands region of Alberta to the BC Pacific coast.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24016">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-canada-oks-oil-pipeline-british-columbia-coast-us-senate-committee-oks-keystone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Canada energy Keystone pipeline Tar Sands Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:31:10 +0000 Zach Despart 24016 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Overcoming the Neanderthals http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-overcoming-neanderthals <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>New York Times</em> columnist Joe Nocera represents the guy environmental activist and author Bill McKibben, former NASA scientist James Hansen and 350.org supporters around the world have to debunk and then re-educate. Shockingly, his editors at the <em>Times </em>still allow him to write on energy topics as if he has a clue.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15607">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201302editorial-overcoming-neanderthals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial environment Tar Sands Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:48:16 +0000 15607 at http://www.addisonindependent.com 'Time' taps McKibben for his protest of the Keystone pipeline http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112time-taps-mckibben-his-protest-keystone-pipeline <p> RIPTON &mdash; It&rsquo;s the year of the protester, according to &ldquo;Time&rdquo; magazine, and Ripton&rsquo;s Bill McKibben fits the bill. So well, in fact, that he made it onto the &ldquo;People Who Mattered&rdquo; list in the magazine&rsquo;s annual year-in-review issue.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10261">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201112time-taps-mckibben-his-protest-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton Bill McKibben Keystone pipeline Tar Sands Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:00:04 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10261 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Staff Blog: McKibben on the Colbert Report http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111staff-blog-mckibben-colbert-report <p> Did you catch Ripton&#39;s Bill McKibben on Monday night&#39;s Colbert Report? After Stephen Colbert announced midway through the show that he had solved the global warming crisis (by not caring, of course!), he brought McKibben out to speak about President Obama&#39;s postponment of the <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109mckibben-calls-protest-success">Keystone XL pipeline</a>.</p> <p> Keep an eye out for the quick discussion of Vermont about five minutes in.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/9916/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/9916">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201111staff-blog-mckibben-colbert-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog Bill McKibben Tar Sands Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:44:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9916 at http://www.addisonindependent.com McKibben calls protest a success http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109mckibben-calls-protest-success <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; To Ripton resident Bill McKibben, the best measure of success in the two-week Tar Sands Action protest in front of the White House was the 1,253 arrests of protesters.</p> <p> People concerned about global climate change flocked to the Washington, D.C., from across the nation for a two-week protest that drew to an end Sept. 3, with 243 arrests happening on that final day, according to tarsandsaction.org.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9231">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201109mckibben-calls-protest-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Bill McKibben climate change environment Tar Sands Thu, 15 Sep 2011 16:30:26 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9231 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Update: McKibben spends the weekend in D.C. jail cell http://www.addisonindependent.com/201108bill-mckibben-arrested-tar-sands-action <p> <strong>Update (8/25/11):</strong></p> <p> WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; From where he sits &mdash; behind bars in a Washington, D.C., jail cell &mdash; everything is going according to plan for Bill McKibben.</p> <p> The environmental author and activist was arrested on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Washington while protesting the proposed construction of a 1,700-mile pipeline that would pump oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada, to oil refineries in Texas. He was one of 70 arrests on Saturday.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/8977">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201108bill-mckibben-arrested-tar-sands-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton Bill McKibben environment Tar Sands Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:00:28 +0000 Ian Trombulak 8977 at http://www.addisonindependent.com