Keystone XL, George W. Continue to Embarrass America

Make private companies happy. Don’t worry about the environment. Stop fretting about long-term sustainability. Forget renewables, property concerns, the safety of our water and air. Make private companies happy. This was the 43rd president’s message…

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Weeks Before Startup, Holes Found in Keystone XL Pipeline

The southern half of Transcanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is supposed to begin pumping up to 700,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day through the Cushing, OK to Port Arthur, TX route within weeks. But is it ready to operate safely?…

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Keystone is Only Part of the Problem

TransCanada is on the run, but the sad truth is that Keystone XL is only one small part of a very big problem. Here’s a quick rundown of three more controversial pipelines, each as big a threat to wildlife, drinking water, air quality, and quality beer as the Keystone XL. “Enjoy” just doesn’t quite cut it, but “read, share, and act” probably does.

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ExxonMobil Hopes You've Forgotten About Mayflower, Arkansas

On March 29th, ExxonMobil’s Pegasus oil pipeline ruptured, pouring (what ExxonMobil said was) 200,000 gallons of oil into Mayflower, Arkansas. Now, months later, the residents of Mayflower are trying to sift through the lies and misinformation to find out exactly what’s happened to them, and what – of anything – they’ll be able to do about it.

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Say Hello to Tar Sands Timmy!

Created by cartoonist Mark Fiore, Tar Sands Timmy actually sums things up rather nicely, and is presented on the same “4th grade” intellectual level that most American tar sands supporters seem to operate on. It’s too bad they don’t understand satire, though, right?

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You Want Jobs? Agriculture Has Them!

American farms are struggling to attract workers, according to reports out last week. Farmers have jobs, but no applicants – and they concede that the problem is only getting worse as innovation in alternative fuels and renewable plastic pushes up demand for their products to the point that there are thousands of jobs waiting to be filled.

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