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Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group

Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group
On the same day that an Kentucky environmental group promised a half a million dollar blitz against the Keystone XL pipeline, US Senate Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes called on President Obama to approve the project, saying that the environmental concerns "have been addressed."
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Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'

Negotiations with Iran: The Benefits of Working with the World's 'Most Misunderstood Country'
Ongoing negotiations with Iran could lead to normalized relations, even a major trading partner with the U.S. Iran would import U.S. beef and grains, benefiting Oklahoma producers. U.S. firms serving the petroleum and other industries are eager to open offices in Iran and become trading partners. Releasing Iran's oil production would lower the world oil price, giving Americans relief at the gas pumps. As diplomatic relations improve, Iran might well become an ally for regional stability, peace, and the security of U.S. interests.
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Canadian Tar Sands Companies Set Sights on Vulnerable Mobile, AL

Canadian Tar Sands Companies Set Sights on Vulnerable Mobile, AL
Alabama citizens fight back as Canadian oil companies attempt to turn the Mobile area into a tar sands mecca. Pipelines, oil storage facilities, and special train cars all pose serious environmental risks to the area.
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Who Is Fracking With California?

Who Is Fracking With California?
California is the newest battleground state in the fracking fight that continues in states like Pennsylvania and New York. Why? The short answer is the Monterey Shale — a massive oil deposit that is trapped in the shale formations underneath Los Angeles and most of California's Central Coast and Central Valley regions. Should it matter that it's also where the majority of Southern California's water comes from?
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Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes

Revamping the Refinery Industry to Prevent Further Chevron Catastrophes
Something smells when an agency purposefully cripples its own enforcement abilities. One good example is the Department of Toxic Substances Control. The DTSC exists to protect communities like Richmond from toxic harm. And for years, it's done a very poor job of it.
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Which is the Worst Oil Company of them All?

If you watched the Republican National Convention and/or the Democratic National Convention, you probably saw endless Chevron greenwashing commercials. If you listen to the radio on your way to work, their advertisements run on every major station. Their "We Agree" campaign focuses on making them seem like a socially responsible business trying to do right for America. Yes, they care about profits, but their business is really all about helping everyday people meet their energy needs. Oh, and don’t worry about their fracking operations –they would never try to extract natural gas unless it was completely safe and foolproof. Um… right. In Chevron We Trust.
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