Poll: Should Susan Rice’s TransCanada Investment Disqualify Her from Secretary of State Job?

By: Monday December 3, 2012 6:58 am

The White House has grown quite mum over the recent revelation by the NRDC that Rice owns between $300,000 and $600,000 of TransCanada stock, the company that is currently using strongarm tactics against activists as they construct the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.

#NOKXL: What Wood County Officials Are Saying About the Tar Sands Blockade

By: Thursday October 18, 2012 11:57 am

It’s day 25 of the Tar Sands blockade in east Texas, and activists show no sign of slowing down in the face of increasingly aggressive behavior by off-duty cops working as private security for TransCanada. Firedoglake activists mobilized to call Wood County officials this week in opposition to TransCanada security’s bullying tactics. Our activists reported [...]

TransCanada Tarsands Blockade Call Reports

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:16 pm

You can sign the petition demanding TransCanada CEO Russell Girling denounce the torture of the Keystone XL Blockaders. We’ll be working with the Tarsands Blockade folks to have them delivered to TransCanada representatives in Texas. Then call TransCanada’s corporate offices to demand immediate action.

Here are some of the comments from preliminary call reports. Thanks to everyone who called. It sounds like TransCanada is getting the message:

Sign the Petition: Tell TransCanada to Stop Brutalizing Keystone XL Blockaders

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 9:30 am

Demand TransCanada Denounce the Abuse of Keystone XL Protesters Two brave activists named Benjamin Franklin and Shannon Bebe chained themselves to heavy machinery to delay construction on the toxic Keystone XL pipeline. Police were initially respectful towards them, but when a TransCanada supervisor named “John” arrived on the scene and asked to privately huddle with [...]

TransCanada Urges Texas Police to Use “Aggressive Pain Compliance Tactics” on Keystone XL Blockaders

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:23 pm

We are working with the Tarsands Blockade on an appropriate response to the outrageous behavior of TransCanada. In the mean time, if you’d like to donate to the supply fund, we will be working with the group to send them supplies as they need them.

State Department Gets Report It Wants on Keystone XL Pipeline From Deputy IG Geisel

By: Thursday February 9, 2012 1:20 pm

TransCanada could’ve written the report themselves.

Not having access to the underlying materials that Geisel did, it’s impossible to know if his findings are valid or not.  Perhaps they are.  If so, it’s unfortunate that they were released under the shadow of his “assistant” status.  Because if an Assistant IG was being leaned on by the administration to give State a clean bill of health while a permanent appointment was dangled as bait, there would not be one word of difference.