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A Pipeline to the Past

Condoleezza Rice sells Keystone XL as a Solution to the Crisis in Ukraine

This is not the first time Condoleezza Rice has used a political crisis to advance the interests of the petroleum industry. In an op-ed in The Washington Post last week, the former Secretary of State connected the political fate of Ukraine to…
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by: Bjorn Philip Beer – March 11, 2014

Silver Lining in a River of Gray

Federal investigation could break cozy relationship between NC regulators and Duke Energy

Good news about the environment is depressingly rare. Just see, for example, the recent coal pollution disasters in the South. In addition to the third largest coal ash spill in US history that happened in North Carolina earlier this month, on January…
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by: Bjorn Philip Beer – February 19, 2014

Kerry’s Inconsistent and Incomplete Stance on Climate Change

Secretary of State compares climate change to WMDs, but seems unwilling to push for stringent action on the home front

In Indonesia on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry boldly called for international action on climate change. He did not mince words when he called climate change “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Photo by Ralph AlswangGiven his hesitance…
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by: Bjorn Philip Beer – February 18, 2014

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