It’s getting a little crowded out here in the vanguard. Back in April, I read the tea leaves and chicken entrails and came to the most logical conclusion: President Obama will reject the Keystone XL pipeline. At the time, it seemed like kind of a big deal. The president had recently vetoed Congress’s effort to […]

A study funded by the Department of Energy released today confirms what environmentalists have been saying for years: the fuels created from tar sands are much more hazardous and carbon-intensive than traditional petroleum-derived fuels. Researchers from Stanford University and University of California-Davis found that the emissions from tar sands fuel contained about 20 percent more […]