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The Tar Sands of Alberta represents one of the most environmentally devastating forms of oil extraction ever devised.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Blocked – For Now

Responding to a mandate laid down by conservatives in Congress last month for a decision within 60 days, the Obama administration denied the permit for  construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The proposed route for the 1700-mile pipeline would stretch from Canada to Texas, crossing through sensitive areas including Nebraska’s ecologically sensitive Sandhills region and the vast Ogallala Aquifer…

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A decision to delay the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas

Breaking News: Obama Administration to Delay Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department will delay until after the 2012 election the decision on whether to allow the controversial Keystone XL pipeline intended to route oil produced from the Alberta Tar Sands south to refineries in Texas. A decision on the pipeline had been expected by the end of the year. Until recently the general assumption was that the Keystone pipeline…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Environmental Irony in an Imperfect (but humorous?) World

The Best Crude in the World…..SAND! (Tar Sands, that is)

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Apparently I have been living in a hole in the earth. I thought I was aware and paying attention, but apparently I am actually living in a subterranean borough somewhere on a vast Nebraskan wheat field. I would not be surprised if Prairie Dogs are more in…

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