TransCanada and Big Oil are upping their pipeline game with or without Keystone XL. That was the news out of Alberta last week. TransCanada is reportedly offering up more pipeline capacity in the original Keystone pipeline, the one that opened in 2010 (and leaked a dozen times in its first year of operation). While the pipes […]

Yesterday, news broke that the Wisconsin supreme court ordered a halt to the John Doe investigation into unlawful collusion between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign staff and “independent” outside organizations, and further ordered destruction of all the evidence. The whole deal stinks to high heaven. The same groups that conspired to violate campaign finance laws on […]

Funny how quiet pipeline supporters have become this week. You know, the ones who jump up and down, waving their arms every time an oil train derails or springs a leak. “Pipelines are safer than trains!” They yell it over and over, pushing for a “safe” alternative, crying crocodile tears for the people affected by […]

It’s been nearly five years since a tar sands oil pipeline ruptured in southern Michigan, spilling more than a million gallons of diluted bitumen into the Kalamazoo River. Five years and $1.21 billion dollars haven’t been enough to clean up the river, which could take generations to revert to its pre-spill norm, if in fact it ever […]

Big Brother: a joint production of TransCanada and the FBI If you spend any significant amount of time advocating and rousing rabble against dirty corporate shenanigans and reckless government policies, you sort of take it as a given that someone’s got a file on you somewhere. If you’re a regular on the protest circuit, there’s […]