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Updated: 3 Republican Lies About Keystone XL

Updated: 3 Republican Lies About Keystone XL

Recently, legislation regarding the Keystone XL Pipeline was defeated by a mere one vote in the Senate. Republicans were, as usual, outraged. What else is new? They have spent millions of dollars and delivered countless pronouncements about why the pipeline is needed and how great it would be for our economy. So much so that […]

What You’ve Heard About Solyndra Is One Big Republican Lie

Remember Solyndra? If you’re like most Americans all you probably know about Solyndra is that it was part of a big Obama scandal. If you’re a little more informed, you likely know that Solyndra was a solar panel manufacturing company that received hundreds of millions of dollars in loans from the Obama administration and then […]

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The Bush Family And Other Oil Industry Giants Go To War With A Texas Town Over Fracking

On November 4, voters in the north Texas town of Denton passed a ban on fracking. Located in the heart of the Barnett shale formation, the city of 123,000 is, according to Earthworks energy program director Bruce Baizel, “where hydraulic fracturing was invented.” Residents of the city voted in favor of the ban by more […]

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Is Canada Killing The Keystone Pipeline Project?

First, a bit of background for those who, like me, only peripherally paid attention to “Keystone”. (I’m in Oregon. We have our own pipelines to fight about.) The Keystone Pipeline itself, has been in operation since 2010. It was constructed to transport petroleum from the Alberta oil sands area to American refineries. It runs from […]

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Obama Launches Solar Energy Job Program For 50,000 Veterans

On Thursday, President Obama performed a two-pronged end run around Republican obstruction to addressing climate change and jobs for veterans. A six-year program will launch this fall to train veterans in the growing solar panel installation industry. The program is due to be enacted at American military bases and will provide training for at least 50,000 […]

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