March 15, 2012

Shining a Light on Keystone's Hidden Costs

Curtis Moore, CounterPunch


On January 18, 2012, President Barack Obama rejected the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It would ship up to 590,000 barrels per day of “bitumin,” a kind of crude oil, ripped from the tar sands of Canada 1,700 miles south to refineries lining the Gulf of Mexico. . .

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October 25, 2013
Does Obama Trust Venenzuela Over Canada?
W.R. Mead, The A.I.
Canadian ambassador to the US Gary Doer reiterated his country’s support—and its need—for the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday. Doer appealed to North America’s desire for greater energy security, saying “it makes good... more ››
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October 21, 2013
Fred Upton's Energy Work Starts @ Home
Alex Brown, Nat'l Journal
It seems fitting somehow that what may be the only congressional district that has faced oil spills, nuclear leaks, and threats from invasive species is the one held by Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich. . . more ››