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BP Defends Tar Balls still washing up in Gulf

BP Defends Tar Balls still washing up in Gulf

ThinkProgress | - Confronted with BP tar balls still washing up on Gulf shores, a spokesman denies the toxic chemicals are harmful, sidestepping the damage to pristine beaches. Scientists do not agree…
President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

RT | -- As promised, US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill from Congress which will halt construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Defying the wishes of the Republican-led House…
The false promise of fracking and local jobs

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

By Susan Christopherson | (The Conversation) In a surprise decision that led to consternation in the oil and gas industry and elation among fracking opponents, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in December…