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As Clinton Dodges on KXL, Sanders Voices 'Vigorous' Opposition
Hillary Clinton says she'll take a firm position for or against the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but only after it's already been decided by the current administration or after she's elected president in 2016. Asked about her stance on the controversial project at a town hall-style...
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Anti-Keystone Activists Allege 'Continued Crackdown' by Feds
Environmental activists claim they are still being monitored by law enforcement, more than six months after an FBI investigation into anti-Keystone XL protests—itself revealed to be in violation of internal rules—was allegedly closed. The Guardian on Monday published accounts from several such...
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'It's Not Just Keystone': Midwest Gears Up for Massive Tar Sands Fight
A large protest in Minnesota this weekend is designed to show that the resistance to tar sands goes well beyond Keystone XL, as numerous environmental and social justice groups come together with Indigenous communities across the region to make their unified demands clear to all: "keep toxic tar...
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'Love Affair' Continues as Former Sen. Landrieu Joins Keystone XL Lobby Firm
In another instance of the "revolving door" between business and politics, it was announced on Tuesday that former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, who often distinguished herself as Democrat who openly supported the interests of the Big Oil, will be joining the lobbying firm Van Ness...
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FBI Spied 'Beyond Its Authority' on Keystone XL Opponents
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) broke its own internal rules when it spied on Keystone XL opponents in Texas, violating guidelines designed to prevent the agency from becoming overly involved in complex political issues, a new report by the Guardian and Earth Island Journal published...
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In Blow to Tar Sands Industry, NDP Sweeps Alberta Elections
In what some say is a clear rebuke of Big Oil dominance in the region, voters in Alberta, Canada on Tuesday overwhelming backed the liberal New Democratic Party, ousting the tar sands industry-friendly Progressive Conservatives led by outgoing Premier Jim Prentice. Alberta is frequently referred to...
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Revealed: Canadian Government Trying to Buy First Nations Support for Tar Sands
The government of Alberta, Canada is trying to buy the approval of First Nations opposed to tar sands development by offering them royalties or possible investor-shares in the fossil fuel project profits. According to a draft proposal of an agreement seen by Canada-based Guardian reporter Martin...
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As Hillary Clinton Readies 2016 Presidential Run, Progressives Await Answers
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is prepared to officially announce her intention to run for president on Sunday, ending months of hints and speculation over her candidacy plans and picking up where her 2008 campaign left off. The formal declaration will come in a casual manner, with...
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Energy East Tar Sands Pipeline Hits Major Snag as TransCanada Forced to Scrap Terminal
The pipeline giant TransCanada has announced it is scrapping its plan for an oil export terminal on the St. Lawrence River in Cacouna, Québec, in turn delaying the completion of the Energy East tar sands pipeline for at least two years. Explaining its decision, the corporation cited concerns over...
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TransCanada Whistleblower Spurs New Probe of Pipeline Giant's Safety Record
Based on evidence provided by a whistleblower, Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) is investigating pipeline giant TransCanada—the company behind both the Keystone XL and Energy East proposals—for safety-code violations, according to exclusive reporting by the Reuters news agency. The energy...
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