keystone xl pipeline http://wfpl.org en 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