NASA scientist James Hansen arrested at W.H. oil-sands protest
NASA climate scientist James Hansen was arrested today outside the White House after joining a protest against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
energyNOW! producer Natalia Melia witnessed Hansen’s arrest at the demonstration, which started August 20. The protestors want President Obama to block the pipeline project, which would bring crude from Canada’s oil-sands to refineries on the U.S. Gulf coast.
The U.S. State Department said last week the environmental risks from the Keystone XL project are low, but the Obama administration has yet to make a final decision on the pipeline.
Hansen has warned that the greenhouse gas emissions tied to oil-sands crude production will make global warming worse. "It’s our children and grandchildren that will pay the price if they OK this tar-sand pipeline," Hansen told energyNOW! earlier today.
Last Wednesday was a big milestone for people who care about public health and a livable climate. Two utilities announced the planned closure of nine coal plants.Read more ...
Today, in the UK, the world's oldest nuclear power plant shut down.Read more ...
The U.S. led the world in clean energy investment in 2011, but China retained the top spot in the latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index from Ernst & Young.Read more ...
- EPA- Greenversations
- Energy Information Association
- Department of Energy
- NY Times Environment
- Huffington Post- Green
- Alternative Energy News
- Politico- Energy
- Politico- Morning Energy
- The Hill- Energy & Environment
- Climate Progress
- Dot Earth
- The Energy Collective
- The Oil Drum
- Compete Coalition
- Green Business
- David Roberts
- Bipartisan Beat
- NRDC- Switchboard
- American Wind Energy Association
- Solar Energy Industries Association
- American Petroleum Institute
- American Gas Association
- Coal Tattoo
- Solar Panels UK