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The (oil) empire strikes back
by Seth Kaplan

While the oil continues to gush out of the wounded well on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico a group is gathered here in Boston today to try to head off development of an important tool that would help move us away from oil.  In fact, these folks want us to shift to an…

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Activists block tar sands mining operation.
by Conservation Law Foundation

Pop quiz: Which country is the biggest exporter of oil to the United States? Venezuela? Mexico? Saudi Arabia? None of the above. The correct answer is America’s neighbor to the north, Canada. In a story that will almost certainly not make headlines in mainstream American news outlets, a group of activists blocked tar sands mining…