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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

Friday, February 28, 2014

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

This Sunday, over one thousand young people will descend on the White House. By the end of the day, hundreds of them, most of them students at more than 200 colleges and universities, will be arrested. There’s something happening here. Just days after a U.S. State Department review determined that ERM, an oil industry contractor [...]

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3 Outrageous Claims the Media Is Making About Keystone XL

Friday, February 7, 2014

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3 Outrageous Claims the Media Is Making About Keystone XL

Here are the 3 most outrageous things the media is saying about the Keystone XL pipeline: “Tar sands oil will be developed and transported to the gulf coast, with or without a pipeline…” You can read the full #KXLBullshit from Newsweek here. The Keystone XL pipeline and the future development of tar sands is not [...]

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Citi Needs an Intervention

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Citi Needs an Intervention

Addiction – noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. (Merriam-Webster) Citi has a problem. Despite renewing its vows in 2009 to tackle “Environmental and Social Risk Management,” including mountaintop removal coal mining, Citi is relapsing into fossil fuel addiction. Last year, Citi raised more than $34 [...]

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Keystone XL Won’t Decrease “Unfriendly” Oil Imports Either

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

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Keystone XL Won’t Decrease “Unfriendly” Oil Imports Either

Yesterday, AP reported that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to Texas won’t decrease gas prices (I broke that story last month, but who’s counting). In fact, a report commissioned by pipeline sponsor TransCanada now shows that connecting tar sands producers with Gulf Coast refiners actually pushes gas prices up for everybody. That same [...]

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HSBC Takes a Step Away from Tar Sands

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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HSBC Takes a Step Away from Tar Sands

This week, HSBC became the second international bank in as many months to take a step away from financing in the Tar Sands. The bank hinted in press reports last year that it was reviewing its tar sands business. Now the London-based bank has come through. In a post to its website, the bank quietly [...]

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