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Lifting Ban On U.S. Crude Oil Export Would Enable Massive Fracking Expansion

Lifting Ban On U.S. Crude Oil Export Would Enable Massive Fracking Expansion
In a recent Washington Post editorial supporting oil industry efforts to lift the existing ban on exporting crude oil produced in America, the editors stated:“The most serious objection to lifting the ban comes from environmentalists who worry that it would lower fossil fuel prices and lead to more oil consumption.”
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'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

'No Turning Back' From Mexico's Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza
After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s oil and gas reserves to foreign companies.
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Black Smoke, Flames Spew From Yet Another Oil Train Derailment

Black Smoke, Flames Spew From Yet Another Oil Train Derailment
Nicole Gibs was serving a table at Lynchburg's Depot Grille across the tracks along the James River when she heard a train that sounded even louder than usual. When she looked up, she saw several train cars wobbling, and then one fell over, immediately sparking a fire.
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Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil

Admiral Dennis Blair: We Sent Troops to Middle East for Oil
The U.S. and allied forces launched the ongoing occupation in Iraq and occupy large swaths of the Middle East to secure the flow of oil to the U.S. and its global allies, explained Blair.
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Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL

Leading Climate Science Expert Explains Why He Opposes Keystone XL
Dr. James Hansen, climate science expert and former head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, testified yesterday at a U.S. Senate hearing, explaining why he opposes the Keystone XL pipeline: "The world is going to realize pretty soon that we've got to limit the amount of carbon we put in the atmosphere."
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Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City from Oil Trains

Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City from Oil Trains
Last month a small but vocal group gathered on the steps of Seattle's city hall to demand greater restrictions on the controversial transportation of oil by railway tanker through the Northwest. This was the latest action in the larger movement of opposition to trains carrying fossil fuels through Washington.
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Chevron Wins Big With 'Appalling' Court Ruling

Chevron Wins Big With 'Appalling' Court Ruling
A federal judge delivered a court victory to Chevron on Tuesday, ruling that a U.S. lawyer had engaged in "corrupt means" to obtain a multi-billion dollar judgment in 2011 against the oil giant for its decades of pollution in Ecuador.
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Documents Reveal ALEC's 2014 Agenda: Attacks on Environment, Greenhouse Gas Regulations

Documents Reveal ALEC's 2014 Agenda: Attacks on Environment, Greenhouse Gas Regulations
A new The Guardian expose has uncovered ALEC's 2014 agenda: a host of programs and lobbying efforts designed to promote their big oil backers, and disrupt or repeal a number of necessary, environmentally conscious policies and regulations currently in place.
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A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town

A Neighborhood Shattered: Families Emptying Out of Oil-Hit AR Town
Eight months after an ExxonMobil pipeline leaked Canadian oil across an Arkansas subdivision, a cloud of uncertainty looms large over the young families, singles and retirees who chose the affordable, decade-old Northwoods neighborhood to establish roots. Nearly half of them have put their houses up for sale in search of a fresh start they never wanted.
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'Asking for Disaster,' Shell Renews Bid for Risky Arctic Drilling

'Asking for Disaster,' Shell Renews Bid for Risky Arctic Drilling
To the alarm of environmental groups, oil giant Shell announced on Thursday it was making plans to be able to resume the hunt for oil in Arctic waters in 2014. "Our focus would be very much on the Chukchi [Sea], which is by far the biggest prize; that is the multi-billion barrel prize."
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