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Large sections of pipe are shown on a neighboring property to Julia Trigg Crawford family farm Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Sumner Texas. Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
May 30, 2014 | What We're Reading

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the project is riddled with shoddy workmanship. Continue reading

Seven Native American tribes protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, DC.
April 28, 2014 | Activism

The coalition urged the Obama administration to consider the effects the pipeline would have on the communities it passes through. Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 | Blog

Keystone XL may have received a lot of public scrutiny, but Big Oil has other routes for its dirty, tar sands crude. Continue reading

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)
Updated April 22, 2014 | Blog

A long awaited environmental impact statement is likely to shift the debate over the controversial pipeline project. Continue reading

Protestors against the Keystone XL pipeline dressed as referees throw red penalty flags during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 3, 2014 | Blog

The State Department’s long-awaited environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline is a disappointment for green groups like 350.org, who are now expected to step up their fight against the project. Continue reading

The 604-foot-long Hong Kong oil tanker "Torm Aalborg" is guided by the tugboat "Andrew McAllister" at right, through the gap under the Casco Bay Bridge, Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in South Portland, Maine.
November 4, 2013 | Blog

A town in Maine has unexpectedly found itself on the front lines of the battle against tar sands oil, the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet. Continue reading