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Keystone XL: the final leg and the myth of Trump's job promise

Keystone myth of jobsNebraska is the last hope for stopping this,” says Art Tanderup, sitting on the lawn close to the solar panels that provide most of the energy to his farm. Spring comes a little earlier here than in South Dakota and Montana. The 2ft deep snow drifts that had blanketed the farmland melted a month ago, revealing acres of harvested corn stubble that is now being readied for replanting.

This year’s crop cycle brings with it a sense of unprecedented foreboding for Tanderup and his wife Helen, who returned to the century-old family farm in 2011, hoping for a quiet retirement.


Keystone pipeline defiance triggers further assault on citizens' rights

Keeystone pipeline defence triggers assualts on citizen's rightsBret Clanton might not belong to the most obvious group of opponents to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. But when a survey crew from TransCanada arrived on his property eight years ago, the rancher and registered Republican – worried they were cattle thieves – says he called the sheriff’s department, and marched out to confront them.

He says the encounter changed his life, and set up a battle that would come to dominate his existence.

On the outer perimeter of the Clanton ranch, where three large sandstone rock formations stand over the otherwise empty horizon, TransCanada later told him it planned to dig up three miles of his land and lay a section of the Keystone XL pipeline. TransCanada also hopes to bulldoze along another two and half miles of his pastures to make way for an access road.


In photos: Thousands participate in People's Climate March

Climate march 4/29/17Around 150,000 people attended the People's Climate March on the White House on April 29, 2017 -- President Donald Trump's 100th day in office -- in support of political action to combat climate change.

Several thousand people also marched near Los Angeles and in other cities nationwide.

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Climate protests to mark Trump's 100 days in office

Climate marchFor the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

The Peoples Climate Marches in dozens of cities including the U.S. capital, are part of a broader effort to build momentum behind candidates with strong environmental records for next year's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said.


Court delay hands Trump victory over Obama climate change rule

Greenhouse gasesA federal appeals court granted President Donald Trump's request to halt a lawsuit over the Obama administration's most important climate change regulation on Friday, handing the him a major victory in his bid to revoke the rule that would have required power plants to curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

The decision by the D.C. Court of Appeals sends the rule back to Trump's EPA to review and most likely quash the regulation that had been at the heart of former President Barack Obama's strategy to combat emissions of carbon dioxide from coal-burning power plants.


Hundreds of former EPA employees blast Trump on climate change

Former EPA employees protest Nearly 800 former employees at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have signed a letter to Congress demanding an end to the Trump administration's efforts to "extinguish U.S. climate change policy and leadership."

The letter, which the Environmental Integrity Project said was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other lawmakers, argues that Trump's policies would "diminish the U.S. in the eyes of the world."


Trump executive order could rescind national monuments

Trump executive order to rescind national monumentsPresident Trump signed an executive order Wednesday calling into question the future of more than two dozen national monuments proclaimed by the last three presidents to set aside millions of acres from development.

In asking Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for an unprecedented review of national monuments, Trump may force a question never before tested in the 111-year history of the Antiquities Act: Whether one president can nullify a previous president's proclamation establishing a national monument.


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