Nebraska regulators are not allowed to consider pipeline safety in deciding whether to expand the project.
Some of the worst fears and dire predictions of opponents of the project may be coming true.
If indigenous activists manage to block the building of an oil line they consider a threat to ancestral lands, their success will be one small measure of justice in a line of injustices going back to the founding of this nation.
While most of the United States has been blinded by the presidential election spectacle, a grass-roots coalition has been fighting "the next Keystone XL” being pushed through—largely under the radar—by Big Carbon.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is heading a protest by Native Americans and their allies against the newly approved line. These opponents of the project say it could lead to contamination of the Missouri River and other devastating environmental impacts.
A report just published in the British medical journal The Lancet suggests that by the year 2085, almost all of the cities that could host the Summer Games will be too hot for outdoor events.
On the presidential campaign trail, the candidate has been hailing Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank Act, a measure aimed at Wall Street corruption. Yet she has infused her staff with former lobbyists and consultants who did all they could to block the two reforms.