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Keystone Pipeline's Blip on the Job Radar: Some Jobs but Negligible Impact

Keystone Pipeline's Blip on the Job Radar: Some Jobs but Negligible Impact
President Obama has mischaracterized the exact number of jobs stemming from the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The resulting impact on the economy, however, is right on target with what both the President and State Department believe - that is, the job impact will have a negligible effect on unemployment.
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Gen. Petraeus Coddles Dirty Frackers in His College Course

Gen. Petraeus Coddles Dirty Frackers in His College Course
Ousted former CIA chief Gen. David Petraeus is teaching oil-funded studies at an honors college in New York City this fall. According to the syllabus, "frackademia" studies that are kind to the oil and gas industry will be used to teach students about energy issues.
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Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition

Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition
In his brief time in the national spotlight, Attorney General of Virginia and Republican candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli is no stranger to scandal. Next up on his defense docket? Explaining why staff from the Attorney General's office was assisting two energy companies embattled in lawsuits against the people of Virginia.
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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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Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife

Exxon Oil Spill Continues to Devastate AR Community, Local Wildlife
The thousands of barrels of tar sands oil which poured from a ruptured crude oil pipeline on Friday continue to devastate both man and beast alike in the community of Mayflower, Arkansas.
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Financed Emissions: A Big Problem for Banks, and a Bigger Problem for the Climate

What is the total greenhouse gas footprint of Citigroup, Bank of America, or UBS? Right now, we don’t know, and that’s a major problem for both banks and the climate.
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US Field Oil Production Highest Since 1998

Oil production in the United States, including drilling on federal, state and private land is at it's highest point since 1998 according to EIA.
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Over 50 Tar Sands Blockade Supporters March in Defiance of Police


The fight against the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t going anywhere.
This morning, in defiance of police and TransCanada’s lawsuits, over 50 people marched onto the easement to resupply the tree blockade with fresh food and water.
Follow tarsandsblockade.org for updates.
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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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Amidst Historic US Drought, Report Highlights Massive Water Needs of 'Cheap' Energy

Amidst Historic US Drought, Report Highlights Massive Water Needs of 'Cheap' Energy
This visceral threat of water scarcity puts a new report about the true cost of fossil fuels in perspective. "The Hidden Costs of Electricity: Comparing the Hidden Costs of Power Generation Fuels" evaluates, among other parameters, the water demands of fuel sources such as biomass, coal, nuclear, natural gas, solar, and wind.
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