The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.
On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.
It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.
On this day in 1851 Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped more than 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.
Not too long ago we were all marveling at the "wonderful" oil boom in North Dakota; as we should know from our own history, all booms come at a price, and they are paying that price now.
The tremor and fires resulting from it destroyed 80 percent of the city.
The volcano, which began rumbling on Apr. 5, killed almost 100,000 people directly and indirectly.