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Idaho natives face off against tar sands disruption

The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.

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Documents expose new ALEC scheme to kill clean energy

"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."

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Tar sands refinery expanding just south of Chicago

A Chicago Earth Day rally protested construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat tar sands oil poses to freshwater, air and climate. It was one of scores of actions held across the country.

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Arkansas, Texas towns poisoned with pools of oil

The rupture in the ExxonMobil-owned Pegasus pipeline, which sent a deluge of tarsands oil through the Arkansas town of Mayflower, is worse than previously thought.

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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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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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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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Oil platform explosion: Another disaster in the Gulf

It seems that, for the Gulf Coast, which has already endured the tragic BP oil spill, the hits just keep on coming.

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Gas prices and presidential politics

The real issue is: who is to blame for the high prices, and what can be done to stabilize energy costs?

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