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Big Oil’s Big Plans for Tar Sands in New England

5/21/2012 // By Jim Murphy

Big Oil, you just can’t trust it. In 2008, when they thought no one was watching, oil companies Enbridge and the Portland Montreal Pipeline Company hatched a plan to reverse the flow of two existing pipelines to send dirty tar …

Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

5/16/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Friends of Big Oil have been making a habit in this session of Congress of threatening to scuttle “must pass” legislation in order to hasten construction of the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline.  In June, yet another special interest showdown is …

"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another …

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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

2/14/2012 // By Felice Stadler

The stories that have emerged from Canada over the years on all that is being sacrificed in Big Oil’s quest to mine every bit of tar sands oil, conjure up images that are haunting. Birds so heavily oiled that they …

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24 Hours to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

2/13/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Congress is at it again–putting the Big Oil agenda before the national interest. In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate could vote to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline project.  A project that President Obama rejected last month. For the …

Brains? Or dirty oil money? Seems like Big Oil lobbyists are hungry for both. (Photo: Daniel Hollister/flickr)

Beyond the Zombie Pipeline – What’s Next For Dirty Tar Sands?

2/1/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Keystone XL — the zombie pipeline — just won’t stay dead. But while KXL has gotten the most attention, there are other major projects in the works to pump dirty tar sands into the outrageously profitable global oil market.

Smog envelopes downtown Houston, TX (Flickr's Rick Kimpel)

Media Scrutinizes Modest Clean Energy Investments, Ignores Massive Polluter Tax Giveaways

1/27/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Imagine if reporters spent even a fraction of the time highlighting America’s hugely wasteful dirty energy subsidies as they do trying to gin up “scandal” in clean energy. How would American taxpayers react if they knew how much of their …

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The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

1/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t be able to sell the oil to China, or that …

Syncrude Aurora Oil Sands Mine, Canada.

The Dirty Money Influence Behind Keystone XL

1/12/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Big Oil’s friends on Capitol Hill aren’t going down without a fight — as long as the campaign contributions keep pouring in.

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Canada, from Green to Gray

12/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that the United States curb the sulfur dioxide emissions causing the …

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