Dirty Oil Sands

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Developing the tar sands means cooking the planet

When NASA climate scientist James Hansen said developing the tar sands and other unconventional sources of oil would mean “game over for the planet,” pro-tar sands politicians, industrialists and pundits came unglued, calling him...

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Old pipelines leak more than new ones

  The Pegasus PipeliA primer on TransCanada’s West-East pipeline ne was 65 years old when it ruptured. Older pipelines, which have undergone decades of wear and corrosion, can be more prone to leaks, and thus...

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More lessons from Arkansas tar sands spill

All eyes are now on Mayflower, a quaint little suburban town in rural Arkansas surrounded by streams, lakes and wetlands. And now, tar sands crude. On Date, Exxon’s underground Pegasus Pipeline  ruptured, spilling as...

The Dirt :: March 12

The Dirt :: March 12

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “A president who has repeatedly identified climate change as one of humanity’s most pressing dangers cannot in good conscience approve a project that — even by the State Department’s most...

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PREVENTING EXPANSION OF DIRTY PIPELINES

Anti-tar sands petitions spread across Vermont like wildfire To mark the anniversary of its admission to the union as the 14th state in 1791, Vermont has an annual Town Meeting Day the first Tuesday...