President Obama on Tuesday sided firmly with environmentalists in vetoing a bill that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that sparked a bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill and deepened a rift between the administration and key Democratic allies in organized labor.
Some of Hollywood’s biggest elites — including Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Robert Redford — are getting in on the Keystone Pipeline XL political action, telling President Obama in no uncertain terms: Veto the bill and put an end to the project.
The Smithsonian Institution said it is launching an investigation into a climate scientist, just a day after a New York Times piece revealed the man had accepted large payments from oil companies.
The Obama administration is warming up increasingly to U.S. exports of natural gas after years of blocking greater access by domestic producers to the international market.
The charismatic and controversial head of the leading U.N. panel on climate change quit amid sexual harassment accusations from a 29-year-old woman at a research center in Delhi, India.