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President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter

President Obama Slams Climate Deniers on Twitter
You don't see this every day. President Barack Obama used Twitter on Thursday to call out climate deniers in Congress who are blocking political action to address climate change.
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The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?

The Carbon Bubble: Are We Exploring for Fossil Fuels We Won't Need?
Despite an international agreement to reduce emissions from carbon-intensive sources, oil and coal companies continue to pour hundreds of billions of dollars a year into finding new fossil fuel deposits containing enough carbon to more than double global climate pollution emissions.
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Arch Coal Wants Permission to Blow Up WV Mountain

Arch Coal Wants Permission to Blow Up WV Mountain
A subsidiary of Arch Coal of St. Louis, Missouri, wants permission to dump nearly three billion cubic feet of dirt into local headwater streams after blowing up a mountain in West Virginia. The object is to extract coal from a project known as the Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine.
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Enbridge Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in MN

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Crude Oil in MN
An estimated 600 gallons of crude oil has leaked on a 57-year-old Enbridge pipeline the company was ordered to cut pressure on back in October due to concerns over cracks. The spill occured at a pump station near Viking, Minnesota.
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EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'

EPA Slams State Department's Keystone XL Assessment as 'Insufficient'
The EPA submitted a letter faulting the State Department’s environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline for being “insufficient” and raising “Environmental Objections” to the project.
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The Pitfalls of Fracking in PA

The Pitfalls of Fracking in PA
Pennsylvania is the only state producing anthracite coal, and is fifth in the nation in production of all coal, behind Wyoming, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Texas.
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Little Oversight at TX Fertilizer Plant Where Explosion Killed 14

Little Oversight at TX Fertilizer Plant Where Explosion Killed 14
The fertilizer plant in West, Texas that exploded on Wednesday night killing 14 people had failed to disclose to the Department of Homeland Security that it was storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would bring oversight from that agency.
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Just How Many Climate 'Skeptics' Are There?

Just How Many Climate 'Skeptics' Are There?
A U.S. study earlier this year found that members of the public and the media tend to be more skeptical about global warming if you ask them during a cold snap. Another U.S. study last year found that asking people about global warming during a hot spell could increase the number of “believers” by almost six percentage points.
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The Dirty Business of Moving Oil: 13 Spills in 30 Days

The Dirty Business of Moving Oil: 13 Spills in 30 Days
In the past 30 days, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. And it's not just pipeline leaks. Oil has spilled offshore and on, at train derailments and during routine maintenance.
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Grandmother Bike-Locks Herself to KXL Pipeline Machinery to Protest Tar Sands Spill

Grandmother Bike-Locks Herself to KXL Pipeline Machinery to Protest Tar Sands Spill
Nancy Zorn, 79, locked herself to a piece of heavy machinery Tuesday morning in protest of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline construction, halting work on a construction site of the tar sands harbinger for several hours.
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