keystone xl pipeline http://wfpl.org en Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants the Keystone Pipeline OK'd http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-wants-keystone-pipeline-okd <p>FRANKFORT — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:12:15 +0000 Associated Press 9206 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Wants the Keystone Pipeline OK'd Tar Sands Mining to Begin This Summer in Logan County, Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/tar-sands-mining-begin-summer-logan-county-kentucky <p>Later this summer, a company plans to open a surface mine in southern Kentucky. But the operation won’t be mining for coal. Instead, they’re seeking to extract a new natural resource in the commonwealth: tar sands.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:34:38 +0000 Erica Peterson 5760 at http://wfpl.org Tar Sands Mining to Begin This Summer in Logan County, Kentucky Local Author Explores Climate Change, Energy and the Keystone XL Pipeline in New Book http://wfpl.org/post/local-author-explores-climate-change-energy-and-keystone-xl-pipeline-new-book <p>A decision on the fate of the northern section of a pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to the United States isn’t expected for months, but advocates and opponents of the project are still staging demonstrations. A new book by a local author ties in local efforts to raise awareness about climate change with the larger issues surrounding the development of Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 10:42:54 +0000 Erica Peterson 5445 at http://wfpl.org Local Author Explores Climate Change, Energy and the Keystone XL Pipeline in New Book NRDC Director: Canadian Tar Sands Expansion Would Be Disastrous for the Environment http://wfpl.org/post/nrdc-director-canadian-tar-sands-expansion-would-be-disastrous-environment <p>A year ago, President Obama rejected a proposed pipeline to transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The Keystone XL pipeline is touted by oil companies as a way to expand the amount of oil that’s produced from the tar sands in Alberta, but its construction raises concerns about the environmental effects and climate change.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:31:20 +0000 Erica Peterson 3925 at http://wfpl.org NRDC Director: Canadian Tar Sands Expansion Would Be Disastrous for the Environment