Science & Environment


Activists, unionists protest oil-by-rail

The protest was about the risks posed to workers and people in general: Tthe Lac-Megantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people was still fresh in the minds of many.


Louisianans march for clean water, demand oil companies own up

Oil and gas canals and pipelines have destroyed much of the Louisiana coastal lands.


North Dakota park threatened by oil, gas drilling

The park, which is home to a great variety of wildlife, 100 miles of hiking and horse trails, and skies where visitors can sometimes witness the Northern Lightsmay soon be marred by oil rigs.


The Lakota vow to die rather than let the KXL pipeline pass

The native nations of the Dakotas have already seen the deadly effects of the "pipelines of death" on the native communities of western Canada.


Oil train explosion rattles and poisons Virginia town

Oil trains throughout the U.S. are literally crashing and burning. One could easily produce a long list of such disasters from last year alone. Another incident can now be added to that list.


Keystone XL pipeline protest draws thousands

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.


People's World Google Hangout focuses on shutting down the Keystone XL

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.


On fourth anniversary of Gulf disaster EPA lets BP off the hook

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.


North Dakota oil boom comes with a price

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.


ATU, Sierra Cub to band together in pro-mass transit campaign

 Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.

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