Oil Spill in the Yellowstone River: Implications for the Keystone XL Pipeline

On January 17, 2015, the Poplar Pipeline, owned by Bridger Pipeline, ruptured and spilled 40,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. The pipeline, carrying oil from Wyoming to North Dakota, leaked just upstream of Glendive, Montana and contaminated residents’ drinking… Continue Reading

An Open Letter to My Young Republican Friends

I am not one to stir the partisan pot. I don’t instinctively scapegoat the Right for our nation’s problems. But when it comes to climate change, Congressional Republicans create a partisan gulf by denying its human causes that I cannot… Continue Reading

Stop the Keystone Pipeline

In my first week at Georgetown last semester (as a freshman in a pre-orientation program), we took the required tour of DC which, as all DC tours do, stopped at the White House. I’d been to the White House several… Continue Reading