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Three Amigos Summit
President George W. Bush will soon host what has become an annual "Three Amigos Summit." The leaders of Mexico, the United States, and Canada will be gathering in New Orleans on April 21 and 22. What do you suppose is on the agenda? A rational response to immigration, perhaps? A thoughtful...
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Those Who Control Oil and Water Will Control The World
History may not repeat itself, but, as Mark Twain observed, it can sometimes rhyme. The crises and conflicts of the past recur, recognisably similar even when altered by new conditions. At present, a race for the world's resources is underway that resembles the Great Game that was played in the...
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The Machine Gun of Capitalism
Dead soldiers, peak oil and mind-boggling profits; praise Jesus, the machine's still working
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The Real Answer to Climate Change Is to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground
All the talk in Bali about cutting carbon means nothing while ever more oil and coal is being extracted and burned
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Big Oil Lets Sun Set on Renewables
Shell has quietly shed most of its solar power, while BP is buying into dirty tar sands
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The Pipeline Dream Lurking in Canada's Wild
One of many ways to combat global warming is to replace our dirtiest, carbon-polluting fuels, especially coal and oil, with cleaner fuels like natural gas. So proponents of the Mackenzie Valley pipeline, an 800-mile megaproject to tap into Canada's natural gas reserves, now say that's their plan...
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BP's Project in Alberta: A License to Wreak Environmental Havoc
This week BP announced it is buying a 50 per cent stake in Husky Energy's tar sands development project in Alberta, Canada, to produce more than 200,000 barrels by 2020. The move in effect signals the company is ready to participate in one of the most environmentally destructive projects on the...
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BP Set To Commit 'The Biggest Environmental Crime in History'
BP, the British oil giant that pledged to move "Beyond Petroleum" by finding cleaner ways to produce fossil fuels, is being accused of abandoning its "green sheen" by investing nearly £1.5bn to extract oil from the Canadian wilderness using methods which environmentalists say are part of the "...
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Black Friday Die Die Die
America's most obscene shopping day meets its doom in an oily nightmare hell. All true!
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Canada: Losing Water Through NAFTA
TORONTO - Under the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada lost control over its energy resources. Now, with "NAFTA-plus", it could also lose control over its freshwater resources, say experts. Canada's water is on the trade negotiating table despite widespread public opposition and assurances...
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