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January 8, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Keystone XL pipeline: More than an issue of job creation

When state Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, spoke on the UW Seattle campus last winter, he told the audience that in order to get attention, an issue had to be framed in the context of job creation. Such is the unfortunate state of our political discourse, and this tactic is being used in the debate over…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Brendan Philip, economy, environment

April 30, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Northwest coal exports cause controversy

Leave coal in the ground While leaders make progress on reducing coal’s use in power plants across the nation, the more attention given to the absurd notion that climate effects somehow shouldn’t apply to exports, the better [“Across the Northwest, coal exports stir a fight,” page one, April 28]. With leaders of the fight against Keystone, proponents…

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Comments | More in Environment | Topics: climate, coal, environment

March 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Proposed Keystone XL project creates fear, debate

We are too relaxed about climate change Advocacy against the Keystone XL pipeline project comes from a diverse group including environmentalists, property rights advocates and ranchers. In this photo, pipeline opponent Tom Genung of Hasting, Neb., center, addresses a group that includes an organic rancher and public advocacy coordinator, a Sierra Club lawyer, and another rancher in…

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Comments | More in Climate change, Energy, Environment | Topics: Keystone XL Pipeline

March 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Debating the Keystone XL Pipeline

Pipeline will lead to runaway climate change I urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and for your readers to speak out against it [“Obama’s climate goals shape Energy, EPA choices,” News, March 5]. Despite what a few industry-paid climate-denial “scientists” are mouthing, the scientific community as a whole is practically unanimous in validating…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Energy, Environment | Topics: Barack Obama, Keystone XL Pipeline, oil

March 14, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Obama’s Energy, EPA appointments reflect his climate goals

Stand up to greed Greed may trump efforts to leave our children and their children a healthy planet. Why would anyone invest in the dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuel on the plant if not out of greed? Be a voice of sanity and let President Obama and locally elected officials know that rejection of the proposed Keystone…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Energy, Environment | Topics: Barack Obama, Keystone XL Pipeline, oil

March 10, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Obama nominates two to reach climate goals

Keystone XL Pipeline will contribute greatly to climate change Elizabeth Lerer wears a pipe-shaped hat to express opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline at a rally in Los Angeles, Calif., February 17. The “Forward on Climate” rally encouraged President Barack Obama to take strong action on climate change. (DAVID MCNEW/GETTY IMAGES) President Barack Obama will decide soon…

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Comments | More in Barack Obama administration, Climate change, Environment | Topics: Barack Obama, Keystone XL Pipeline, oil