Nick Estes: Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline. Good, but he doesn't get a climate pass just yet

Democrats' climate record is mixed – and it's largely pressure from Indigenous and environmental groups that's pushed them to act.

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Bill McKibben: Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline is a landmark in the climate fight

The President has almost certainly settled one of this country’s greatest environmental battles, but he will also get to help decide the fates of two other critical fossil-fuel projects.

Will Joe Biden betray the climate movement like Justin Trudeau did?

Canadian activists are warning their American counterparts not to get complacent.

Indigenous groups push insurers to abandon fossil fuel projects

Indigenous land defenders are increasingly pressuring the financiers of fossil fuel infrastructure to respect their sovereign land right.

Feds fast-track plan to lease Uinta Basin lands for tar sands mining before Trump leaves office

Proposal triggers protests from environmentalists over climate change implications and unknown long-term impacts on public lands.


Alberta Energy Regulator temporarily suspends environmental requirements for oil and gas sites

Alberta’s Official Opposition Leader Rachel Notley called this week’s decision ‘utterly idiotic’

As oil industry swoons, tar sands workers look to renewables for jobs

Alberta is now facing a reckoning as its oil industry is clobbered by the coronavirus downturn. With tar sands operations shedding jobs, a movement is growing to retrain oil workers for the emerging renewables sector.


The fight against Minnesota’s Line 3 pipeline: Bill McKibben and Winona LaDuke in conversation

How LaDuke's seven-year battle to stop a tar-sands pipeline intersects with McKibben's campaign to stop JPMorgan Chase from funding fossil fuels.


Bill McKibben: Big Oil is using the coronavirus pandemic to push through the Keystone XL pipeline

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment.


Bill McKibben: Breaking transmission: The fight against the coronavirus offers a strategy for cutting carbon

Fighting climate change requires that we keep opening up gaps in the chain that keeps the planet-wrecking industry thriving.

How the virus has hit the climate movement: Bill McKibben

The Tyee talks to the prominent activist and author about fighting on two fronts.

NRDC, groups decry petcoke transport plans in East Chicago

Environmental groups are pushing back against Canadian National's planned expansion of the transportation of petcoke through East Chicago neighborhoods.

Federal appeals court sends South Portland pipeline case to Maine’s top judges

It's the latest twist in a costly federal lawsuit that now could be decided by the seven justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Tzeporah Berman: Trudeau will fuel the fires of our climate crisis if he approves Canada's mega mine

Alberta's oil sands produce one of the dirtiest oils on the planet. If the Teck mega mine is approved, the damage to our planet will be colossal.

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