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The “99%” beats international oil lobby for the time being!

The #Occupy movement — Americans figuring out they they are being pushed, stolen from, and disrespected by the top 1% is beginning to score victories, and today a big one came, although it is not yet permanent. It could evaporate after the 2012 election, but […]

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It’s whether he turns down the Keystone XL pipeline-

Exploiting the tar sands of Alberta is so bad that famous NASA climatologist James Hansen said that if they are fully exploited for their oil deposits, “it is essentially game over” for the planet. So will he make nice with the oil companies and the Republicans […]

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Pipeline will make it easier for the world’s most environmentally destructive project-

In addition, there is growing evidence that sending the “oil” down the pipeline to Texas will result not in use the U.S., but exports to China. Of course, Republicans and oil state politicians say this will reduce U.S. oil dependence. Yea right!

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey