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Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Published: 
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:14pm
Category: 
Energy

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President Barack Obama to reject the project.

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Study Finds Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests

Published: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:29pm
Category: 
Energy

The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. 

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Judge Strikes Down Law Allowing Keystone XL Pipeline To Run Through Nebraska

Published: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 7:14pm
Category: 
Energy

A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.

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Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries

Published: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:16pm
Category: 
Energy

A coalition of environmental groups says it has discovered that large-scale shipments of low-quality heavy crude oil from Canada's tar sands are being delivered by rail for processing by Southern California refineries.

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In Canada's Alberta province, oil sands boom is a two-edged sword

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:25pm
Category: 
Energy

In the Cree language, the word "athabasca" means "a place where grass is everywhere."