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    New Keystone XL report finds carbon release could be four times more
    President Barack Obama vowed in June 2013 that final permit approval for Keystone XL pipeline would only be considered if it did not add to the growing problem of climate change.Subsequently, a State Department report issued last August stated...
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    Jimmy Carter opposes approval of Keystone XL pipeline
    Several former presidents, including President Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, have made public declarations of support for White House approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands crude from Canada to Gulf...
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    Judge blocks path for Keystone XL approval
    After a recent State Department report declared the completion of the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly increase climate change, which buoyed Republican supporters; a Nebraska judge has thrown out the original law that allowed the...
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    Hypocritical Pepsi supports clean water yet uses tar sands oil
    Pepsi claims it's committed to water stewardship. In particular, the company states, "We know that water is inherently local, so we strive to work on specific solutions for watersheds where we operate, to make more and better water...
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    Obama repeats Keystone XL cautions
    In his weekly address yesterday, President Barack Obama singled out highlights of his hour-long remarks Wednesday at high-ranked Knox liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illnois. President Obama recalled his plan of "a better bargain for the...
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    Experts say Keystone XL pipeline would increase gas prices dramatically
    A new report published in Thursday’s Grist magazine, which says it is committed to discussing the need to combat climate change, lays bare the oil industry connections that are putting daily pressure on the state department and President...
  • Members of the UTSR camp out protest the development of the tar sands at PR Springs
    The solstice provides perfect experience of PR Springs
    Over the solstice weekend, Utah Tar Sands Resistance (UTSR) held its family outing to explore the area of the Canadian company U.S. Oil Sands’ tar sands test site.About 50 children, friends and parents enjoyed activities throughout the...
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    Business: Keystone protest starting, law to be at issue
    Bob Waldrop and others are protesting the constructing the Keystone Pipeline, they are in dispute over the need to have such tar sand oil piped through Oklahoma. Jim Prescott is a spokesperson for the Keystone project and would like everyone to...
  • Protesters bring human perspective to tar sands conference
    Protesters bring human perspective to tar sands conference
    Around 1 p.m. on May 7, 2013, several vocal protesters interrupted the Bureau of Land Management’s State Director Juan Palma as he began his talk on “Energy development on federal lands in Utah: Is government a development constraint?...
  • Alberta has excellent wind potential
    Can Alberta use wind to sell oil?
    Alberta has found itself over a barrel partly because of the lack of pipeline capacity to take it's environmentally unpopular tar sands crude to market. It seems the province’s and possibly Canada's future economic prosperity depends...
  • Earth
    Status of the planet on Earth Day 2013 is dire
    Earth Day was started by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.) in 1970. Nelson’s effort was in response to a horrible oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969. Ironically, the country is still dealing with destructive oil spills with the most recent being...
  • Keystone XL Pipeline
    Environmentalists hold 19 protests against proposed Keystone Pipeline
    Across the United States on Sunday, 19 protests took place to urge President Obama to oppose a proposed pipeline connecting Canadian tar sands operations with American refineries and shipping ports.A protest in Denver generated 300 people. San...
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    Keystone oil pipeline approved by Nebraska (Video)
    The Keystone oil pipeline, set to deliver oil between Canada and Texas and address energy needs throughout the United States, was approved yesterday by Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. Nebraska was the final state along the pipeline's route to...
  • Bill McKibben
    Pipeline foe McKibben's book "Deep Economy" connects aquifer losses to oil use
    With flooding last year and a drought this year in Nebraska, and Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, the threat of global warming and climate change seems real, yet we hear on local radio and read in editorials that the proposed oil pipeline should...
  • Kalamazoo Oil Spill
    There's no use crying over spilt oil
    On July 15, 2010, the blownout well of the Deepwater Horizon ceased to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time in 87 days.The nation watched as one of the richest corporations we've ever known could not get this oil to stop flowing...