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Big Win for KXL Opponents: Conflict of Interest Probe Could Delay Decision to 2014

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News that the State Department won’t complete until January an investigation into conflicts of interest by a consulting firm that reviewed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is another nail in the project’s coffin. But President Obama already has enough evidence to kill it outright, said Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth Press Release: […]
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Canadian Documents Reveal KXL Seen as Key to Expanding Tar Sands

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A cache of newly released documents further underscores the weakness of the tired talking points from proponents of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, about how the massive tar sands project will have minimal impact on carbon pollution and global warming, because carbon-heavy Canadian tar sands will make it to market with or without Keystone.¬† Canadian […]
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Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes Give Props to Grassroots KXL Efforts on MSNBC

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In a segment on Friday, Rachel Maddow covered the announcement from the State Dept.’s Inspector General, which said the conflict of interest investigation it has launched into the contractor hired to do the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline would not be completed until 2014. Maddow and fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes called the […]
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Interior Department Says Keystone XL Will Put Wildlife at Risk

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Interior Department Says Keystone XL Will Put Wildlife at Risk A new voice has joined the chorus of critics questioning the accuracy of the State Department’s draft assessment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Los Angeles Times reported today on a public comment issued by the Interior Department on State’s analysis. The comment warned that […]
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Roundup August 12th – 16th

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Read today’s news from around the state and country. Each day in the Roundup we cover politics, always with a side of bold humor. We think politics should be fun, informative and encourage us all to take action. August 16th Nebraska, Texas Att. Gens Missing From Pro-KXL Letter: This may just be a fluke, but […]
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Roundup August 2nd – 6th

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Read today’s news from around the state and country. Each day in the Roundup we cover politics, always with a side of bold humor. We think politics should be fun, informative and encourage us all to take action. August 9th NPPD Approves Two KXL Agreements: The Nebraska Public Power District board advanced two Keystone XL-related […]
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State Department Review Process Revolving Door for Private Corporate Interests

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Our investigative research into the environmental reviews of the Keystone XL pipeline has revealed a broken process that seriously undermines the trust that citizens are supposed to be able to place in their government. The State Department review process acts as a revolving door through which pipeline companies get their projects green-washed by third party […]
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Support Immigration Reform at August Town Hall Meetings

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Our members of Congress are back in Nebraska for five weeks of recess starting this week. They are holding a series of town hall meetings starting tonight to hear from people like you on important issues. Our friends at Nebraska Appleseed put together a listing of the meetings so you can speak out in favor […]
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