The native nations of the Dakotas have already seen the deadly effects of the "pipelines of death" on the native communities of western Canada.
Now the State Assembly must vote in favor of it, as well, and there's only a limited amount of time, as the state legislature goes on recess in late June.
Starting June 6, a ban on fracking will go into effect in Beverly Hills, making it the first municipality in California to say "no" to the harmful gas extraction process.
In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.
Oil trains throughout the U.S. are literally crashing and burning. One could easily produce a long list of such disasters from last year alone. Another incident can now be added to that list.
The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.
On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.
It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.
On this day in 1851 Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.