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Arkansas oil spill paints town black, pipeline risks exposed

Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline ruptured March 29, spewing thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude throughout the town of Mayflower, Ark.

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Recovery underway for Minn. oil spill, but what lessons learned?

On March 28 in western Minnesota, a mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, leading to a spill of about 15,000 gallons of crude.

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GOP plans to litter budget with anti-environment amendments

Republicans plan to attach 110 anti-environment amendments to the Senate budget bill, not merely in the interest of climate change denial, but as a way of giving gifts to big corporations.

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Unions, environmentalists join to uphold California's landmark environmental law

A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.

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Three coal plant shutdowns a victory for health and climate

Energy giant AEP announced it would be shutting down three coal-fired power plants in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky after growing pressure and opposition by environmentalists.

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Six steps! Leaders say, "Prep infrastructure for climate change"

Leaders of the labor-environmental group Blue-Green Alliance called on the president to launch and prioritize a national dialogue on climate change.

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Oil barge crashes, leaks into Mississippi River

Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.

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Pickets protest Murray Energy layoffs

Activists picketed the corporate headquarters of Murray Energy in this Cleveland suburb Dec. 17 protesting the anti-labor and right-wing policies of company owner Robert E. Murray.

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Judge orders halt on Keystone XL

In eastern Texas, residents and activists have achieved a temporary reprieve after a Texas landowner filed a lawsuit against the company.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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