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Keystone XL setback isn’t end of the fight


I’m not going to write a long post on this because it was just two days ago that pointed out some of the reasons why the massive Keystone XL pipeline — which would take heavy tar sands oil from Canada and ship it across environmentally sensitive American prairie on its way to the Gulf Coast and then to foreign markets — is such a bad idea. The exploitation of the tar sands oil...

Actually, it wouldn’t be crazy at all for Obama to kill the Keystone XL


The race against time to stop the Keystone XL pipeline’s march across the United States — and the dirty pollution and climate change that will inevitably come with it — is moving forward on two tracks. In the White House, President Obama and his team are sending out the white smoke signals that the pipeline is likely going forward — that while the administration talks a...

Stuart H. Smith is an attorney based in New Orleans fighting major oil companies and other polluters.
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