Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline has been a subject of debate, discussion, and research papers for five years. Over half of 535 US Legislators are known to be millionaires, as the public record indicates, who are relatively satisfied with the existing economic inequality in our world where less than one percent (1%) of the people control more wealt [...]
When William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939), the Dublin-born poet was walking through a rural Irish community, he discovered he was lost. Lacking a GPS, Yeats simply asked the first resident of a small town for directions. As citizens of compact villages are likely to do, several people hastened to the poet’s aid and offered directions.
Before st [...]
Distant Early Warning (DEW) line was a system of radar stations set up on the 70th parallel on the far Canadian Arctic region of North America. The line of sophisticated radar was intended as a “trip wire” in the event of a Soviet attack during MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) decades of the Cold War.
Fortunately, we escaped from those precar [...]
According to news reports, the US State Department reviewed a FEIS document that will allow the Keystone XL pipeline to pass later in the year. FEIS simply means, Final Environmental Impact Statement that flowed from the US government indicating the KXL pipeline “will not be a threat to the environment.” Fortunately, President Obama did not [...]
A non-binding vote in the US Senate regarding the KXL pipeline was held on March 22,2013. The resolution passed 62-37 according to all reports. COMMON DREAMS researchers discovered those elected officials who favored KXL received 3.5 times more in contributions from fossil fuel industries than those who opposed the project. The officials who [...]
There were over 200 manifestations of resistance to construction of the Keystone XL pipeline across the USA on Saturday September 21st.
Dozens gathered in Houston and New Orleans to exhibit opposition within energy states to tar sands oil coming down from Alberta, Canada to Port Arthur, Texas for refining.
Tulane University students, mindfu [...]