keystone xl pipeline

Environment
6:34 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Tar Sands Mining to Begin This Summer in Logan County, Kentucky

A tar sands operation in Alberta, Canada
Howlcollective Flickr

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.

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Environment
6:42 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Local Author Explores Climate Change, Energy and the Keystone XL Pipeline in New Book

Ruka Press

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.

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Environment
1:31 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

NRDC Director: Canadian Tar Sands Expansion Would Be Disastrous for the Environment

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

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.

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