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Keystone XL: The pipeline to disaster

Published: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:24pm
Category: 
Energy

In March, the State Department gave the president cover to open a big spigot that will hitch our country to one of the dirtiest fuels on Earth for 40 years or more. 

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Tar-sands oil spills in Arkansas and Minnesota

Published: 
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:32pm
Category: 
Energy

As the Obama administration mulls approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar-sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, the heavy toxic gunk is already spilling out over America.

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Obama Faces Risks in Pipeline Decision

Published: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:08am
Category: 
Energy

President Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canada.

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Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront

Published: 
Wed, 11/07/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.

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Crude, Dirty and Dangerous

Published: 
Tue, 08/21/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

EVERY day more than one million barrels of oil flow to refineries in the United States from western Canada’s oil sands region. Producers hope to quadruple that amount in the next decade, arguing that oil from a friendly neighbor will deliver an extra degree of national security.