Tar Sands

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Republican Senator James Inhofe, who chairs the Environment and Public Works Committee, brandished a snowball while giving a Senate speech about the "hysteria on global warming" on February 26. (Screenshot via C-SPAN)
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's recent veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The 62-37 vote fell just five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to nullify the presidential veto. Eight Democrats—the very same lawmakers who voted to approve the $8 billion pipeline...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Following years of fierce environmental campaigning by a grassroots movement...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Apparently undeterred by recent political hurdles and public opposition, the...