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From bomb thrower to team player: Billionaire stands against Keystone XL project

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

As Boston Red Sox fans streamed into Fenway Park last April for an early-season baseball game, a small plane circled above, towing a banner that read “Steve Lynch for Oil Evil Empire.”
Downtown, truck-mounted video screens looped attack ads agai…continue reading on

British Columbia rejects tar sands oil pipeline expansion

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Efforts to expand production from the Alberta tar sands suffered a significant setback when the provincial government of British Columbia rejected a pipeline project because of environmental shortcomings. Continue Reading

Tribal members walk out of Keystone meeting

May 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Tribal representatives walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials who came to Rapid City to discuss concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline project.
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Keystone foes in Congress insist Obama find a greenhouse-gas offsets

May 5, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Democratic leaders expect president to OK pipeline, seek other environmental action.
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Keystone XL proves to be a bonanza for lobbyists

April 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Groups range from oil firms to American Jews.
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Keystone XL foes say 1M comments show power of opposition

April 24, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Keystone will “contribute dramatically” to global warming and pose an “unacceptable risk to water,” according to a letter posted on the website of environmental group that visitors can electronically sign and submit to the State Department, which is reviewing the comments.
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EPA again questions Keystone XL oil line

April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency again is raising objections to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
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Keystone XL backers, foes convening in Nebraska

April 18, 2013 in The Daily Republic

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) Opponents and supporters of a massive Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline converged on a snowy Nebraska town Thursday for what could become a pivotal moment for the project.
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Alberta premier: Pipeline rejection would mar relations

April 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

TORONTO (AP) Alberta’s premier says if the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline it be would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations.
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As odds grow long, opponents join forces in attempt to stop pipeline

March 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

MARTELL, Neb. With a sense of grim determination, a group of unlikely allies has begun gathering at kitchen tables, in churches and along fence rows here to plot what could be the final battle in the four-year conflict over the Keystone XL pipeline.
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