Archives for Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

RadioActive 8/30/12

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Issue: Environmental and Social Justice

Program Topic: EPA fuel efficiencies increase; Maine looks at regulating Bisphenol-A (BPA in toddler and baby food packaging; Texans engage in direct action blockade of Keystone XL tar sands pipeline construction

Key Discussion Points:

a) We looks towards next week’s public hearing on a Maine rule that would phase the chemical additive Bispenol-A out of baby and toddler food packaging.

b) We examine the EPA’s new rules to improve the fuel economy in cars and light trucks and reduce green house gas emissions

c) Activists blockade the construction of the southern stretch of Keystone XL Pipeline Tar Sands pipeline in Texas. Four hand lock down on trailer truck. Seven total are arrested in the direct action. This action marks the begins a campaign of direct action.


A) Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council, Director, Transportation Program, Energy and Transportation Program

B) Emma Halas- O’Conner, Environmental Health Strategy Center, grassroots organizer

C)Ron Seifert, Tar Sands Blockade, Texas

RadioActive 10/27/11

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Program Topic: Unprecedented rains in El Salvador; the Nov 6th action to surround the White House in opposition to the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline; Occupy Bangor

Key Discussion Points:
The effects of unprecedented rains in El Salvador and the connection to global climate change
The proposed Keystone XL tar Sands pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Texas, and it’s potential to exacerbate climate change
Occupy Bangor before it’s kick off

Jan Morril, US El Salvador Sister Cities
Andy Burt, Maine Partners for Coll Communities
Sunny Hughs, Occupy Bangor