Here’s What You Need to Know About President Obama’s Decision to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

Barack Obama

Watch Climate Desk’s explainer video.

The Keystone XL Pipeline Isn’t Dead Yet. Here’s What You Need to Know About What Comes Next.

Oil sands production in Alberta, Canada. chris kolaczan/Shutterstock

Low oil prices are squeezing production of one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels.

GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte Backs Obama’s Climate Change Plan

Kelly Ayotte

Facing a tough re-election bid, Ayotte stakes out a moderate position on power plants.

Canada’s New Prime Minister May Be a Liberal—But He Still Loves the Keystone Pipeline

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Justin Trudeau is better on climate than Stephen Harper. But he’s no Barack Obama.

Solar Isn’t the Only Thing That’s Getting Cheaper. So Is Fracking.


Markets won’t break the grip of fossil fuels. That’s why we need government action.


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