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Reroute the Pipeline

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On November 2, 2016

The obvious solution to the North Dakota pipeline protests is just to reroute the thing so that it stays far away from the reservations. This is not rocket science, even if it is largely completed out

Oil Tax

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On February 8, 2016

I know there is no way it will get past Congress, but President Obama is completely correct in calling for a $10 per barrel tax on oil to fund green infrastructure. The proposal would go toward a $32.

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On January 23, 1973, the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers went on strike against Shell Oil. This strike gained unusual supporters. Environmentalists came out hard against Shell and in support of OCAW. This came about in part because of the progressive leaders of OCAW leaders, particularly Tony Mazzocchi, OCAW legislative director. This case shows the […]

Rare Good News

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On January 2, 2016

Sometimes, if you fight long and hard enough, you might win something and positive change results. At least that’s the case for 239 Citgo employees at the company’s refinery in Corpus Chri

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You May Not Be Surprised That…

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On December 22, 2015
…the oil industry has targeted the traditionally African-American neighborhood of Mobile, Africatown, for its storage facilities. Africatown has long been the neighborhood of choice for polluting industries in Mobile, which mirrors pretty much everywhere in the nation. Industries intentionally target the residents least likely to be able to fight back when they site facilities and […]

Keystone

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On November 6, 2015

Some people don’t like to be wrong. I love to be wrong. That’s because I’m pretty pessimistic about modern politics and even more so about the future. I don’t want to be right

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