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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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US Oil Pipeline Industry Quietly Building Network That 'Dwarfs Keystone'
Despite public opposition that has so far blocked the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the fossil fuels industry has successfully—and quietly—expanded the nation's domestic oil network by installing thousands of miles of pipeline across the country, according to new reporting by the Associated...
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'Dead on Arrival': Senate Vote Fails to Override Keystone Veto
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's recent veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. The 62-37 vote fell just five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to nullify the presidential veto. Eight Democrats—the very same...
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How NAFTA Could Spoil a Keystone XL Rejection
Environmental campaigners cheered this week when President Barack Obama vetoed a Congressional bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and urged him to stand up for the climate and fully reject TransCanada's tar sands pipeline project. Yet if that rejection happens, observers point out that it...
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Proving That 'Activism Works,' Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill
Following years of fierce environmental campaigning by a grassroots movement against the monied fossil fuel industry, President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Congressional bill approving the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Only the third veto by this president, many hope that the action marks...
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The West Virginia Wake-up Call Over ‘Bomb Trains’
The derailment and fiery explosion of an oil train in West Virginia this week was a frightening reminder of the dangers these trains pose every day along thousands of miles of track across the United States. And it’s only getting worse. Since 2008, oil-by-rail transport has grown 40-fold and we’ve...
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Clinton Foundation Receiving Millions From Proponents of Keystone XL
Fossil fuel corporations and a Canadian trade agency that has promoted the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline have donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation, which is jointly run by Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea. Climate campaigners say that the payments raise concerns...
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