Keystone XL

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Marking a major—and likely symbolic—victory for Republicans on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in a 62-36 vote that will not be sufficient to override President Barack Obama's expected veto. The nine Democrats who voted to approve Keystone were Sens. Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Wednesday defeated a proposal by Sen...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The GOP-controlled U.S. Senate admitted on Wednesday night that climate change...

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Days after a barge spilled 170,000 gallons of especially heavy sticky oil, dubbed "the worst stuff you can dump in the water," into Galveston Bay, crews are scrambling to contain tar balls being pushed to shore by winds and tides, and biologists have found dozens of oiled birds from nearby, crucial bird habitats. With the spill occurring at the worst possible time - many wintering birds still there, many more en route north - environmentalists say that "we expect this to get much worse."...