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Video Friday: The Boundless Boom of the Bakken Formation Threatens Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Winthrop Roosevelt, the great-great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, narrates this video from ThinkProgess about the unabated “boom with no boundaries” from the exploding oil and gas development in the Bakken formation of  western North Dakota. Drilling operations now encroach and encircle Roosevelt National Park, threatening one of the nations most enduring and unique wild places. As noted in ThinkProgress, the residents of North…

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Video Friday: No Worries, Keep Driving – Post Carbon Institute on Fossil Fools and Fracking

A dose of energy reality from the Post Carbon Institute This video from the Post Carbon Institute discusses the reality of our current energy economy and why leaders from both parties have bought into the recent hype that reliance on natural gas fracking and unconventional sources of oil – “tight” oil and tar sands – can stabilize our economy without…

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The fossil fuel industry buys legislators to do their bidding at the cost of American jobs and a sustainable future

Mitt Romney’s Love Affair with the Fossil Fuel Industry

Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s “new” energy plan, relies on 19th century fossil fuel technology. It is but the latest incarnation of a longstanding Republican obsession with oil and gas. Romney’s energy strategy is reliant on Canada’s environmentally disastrous tar sands. He wants to expedite the Keystone XL pipeline, reduce regulations on hydraulic fracturing and ease the permitting process for offshore oil and gas. Romney wants…

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