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White House Confirms Obama Will Veto TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline

White House Confirms Obama Will Veto TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline
The White House confirmed today that President Obama will veto Congressional legislation designed to greenlight construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the contentious project first proposed six years ago to carry more than 800,000 barrels per day of Canadian oilsands crude from Alberta to refineries and export facilities along the Gulf of Mexico.
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Tar Sands Begin to Flow Through Lesser-Known Keystone XL South

Tar Sands Begin to Flow Through Lesser-Known Keystone XL South
Tar sands oil began flowing through the the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday as operations commenced delivering the "the dirtiest fuel on Earth" to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico.
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Stand Up, Shutdown: Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office

Stand Up, Shutdown: Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office
Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a simple, straightforward oath. It leaves little room for misinterpretation. They vow to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to “faithfully discharge the duties of the office.” They’re not just failing to perform their jobs, they’re doing the opposite of what they swore to do.
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Leo W. Gerard
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Report: More Than 16 Oil and Gas Spills Per Day in US, 15.6 Million Gallons in 2012

Report: More Than 16 Oil and Gas Spills Per Day in US, 15.6 Million Gallons in 2012
The deadly oil train disaster in Lac Megantic, Quebec, on July 5, which has left 33 people dead with 17 still missing, and contaminated over 60 miles of local drinking water sources, has initiated a curious response across the media spectrum. Two new major reports, however, reveal that the fossil fuel trio — oil, gas, and coal — are inherently unsafe industries regardless of the mode of transport.
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MSNBC Could Reverse Declining Viewership by Covering Activism More Closely

MSNBC Could Reverse Declining Viewership by Covering Activism More Closely
What if activists closely following Keystone, immigration reform, the battle against federal budget austerity and other campaigns knew that each night MSNBC would have the latest developments? It might be enough to bring the news network back up from the ratings basement.
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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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Tar Sands Blockade Activists Met With Police Brutality

Ron Seifert, of Tar Sands Blockade (tarsands blockade.org) explains his groups work in direct action against construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas, how police are engaging in major acts of brutality against demonstrators and the misuse of Imminent domain in seizing private land for the pipeline. This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F at 12 noon EST and via daily podcast at http://Majority.FM
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An Open Letter in Support of the Keystone XL Pipeline Blockade

Dear Friends,
As we write, our friends with the Tar Sands Blockade are blocking construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline in the woods of Texas. For the past six months they have built a movement of climate activists, rural landowners, Texans, Oklahomans and people from all over the country to fiercely resist it. For two weeks, they have captured the imagination of the world with a daring tree-sit and bold ground actions near Winnsboro, TX that have delayed TransCanada’s operations.
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