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Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.

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Keystone XL heads to Senate for vote

Many activists fighting against Keystone are expecting - or hoping - that if the bill does get its 60 votes, Obama will simply veto it anyway.

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Environmental leader David Beach issues urgent call to action

"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."

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"Kill-A-Gay and Flog-A-Woman" laws protested at Beverly Hills hotel

The law effective May 1, in the Southeast Asian country of Brunei, provides for fines and prison sentences for gay men and lesbians, and women who have abortions.

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Today in eco-history: First Earth Day teach-in held

The late environmentalist, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis., founded Earth Day as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.

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Cowboys and Indians fighting together this week against the XL Pipeline

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance is marching on the Capitol in Washington for Earth Day today through April 27 to protest the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Today in eco-history: The worst storm of the Dust Bowl

On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Keystone XL report: some unions for, some against

The department released its environmental impact statement on the project, which would transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily from Alberta's tar sands to refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. There are 30 days for public comments.

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A year after Chevron explosion, the grassroots mobilizes

A protest grew to 3,000 once it reached the gates of the Chevron refinery, and 209 were subsequently arrested in a sit-down act of non-violent civil disobedience.

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