Protesters trying to save the world by sitting in trees or blocking equipment used to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline are learning that environmental activism can be a ticket to lengthy jail time in East Texas.
TransCanada Corp., facing opposition from campaigners including actress Daryl Hannah to its planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, will be audited by Canadian regulators to check whether it meets safety and management standards.
Betsy Taylor knocked on doors to woo voters to Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and donated $1,000. This week, she spent a day seated outside the White House gates protesting his environmental policies.
Opponents of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline said protesters will sleep outside the site in Washington of the final public hearing on the project to ensure they get a seat tomorrow while a rally is held outside.
Xi Jinping, the man in line to be China’s next president, warned officials on a 2004 anti-graft conference call: “Rein in your spouses, children, relatives, friends and staff, and vow not to use power for personal gain.”
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said U.S. approval of TransCanada Corp.’s proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline is a “no-brainer” because it will create jobs and add to America’s secure energy reserves.
The U.S. State Department’s decision to delay its review of TransCanada Corp.’s $7-billion Keystone XL pipeline until after next year’s presidential election may doom the project and accelerate Canada’s efforts to ship crude to Asia, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.