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Obama talks tough on climate change, Keystone XL

In his penultimate State of the Union address, Obama chided lawmakers who have been skeptical of climate change or humanity’s role in it and delivered a thinly veiled critique of the GOP-controlled Congress’ focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Environmentalists ask Vatican to shun fossil fuel investments

Environmental activists who have persuaded universities and some churches to give up their investments in fossil fuels now are focusing their prayers on the pope.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Environmentalists pressure Clinton on Keystone XL

More than two dozen environmental groups are looking to enlist former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in their fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, pressuring the potential presidential candidate to come out against the project before she makes any bid for the White House.
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

TransCanada makes final appeal for Keystone XL

Keystone XL is the safest and most environmentally sound way to transport Canadian and North Dakota oil to Gulf Coast refineries, TransCanada Corp., said in its last-ditch appeal for the pipeline’s approval. The Calgary-based company’s assertions joined more than 100,000 comments filed with the State Department, as it weighs whether Keystone XL is in the “national interest.”
The Dominion liquefied natural gas facility in Lusby, Md., is shown in this aerial photo. (AP Photo/ Matt Houston, File)

Stakes are high for LNG export plan

Dominion Resources now wants to turn its entire Cove Point operation around, reversing the flow so it can liquefy the natural gas now pouring out of Pennsylvania wells and load it onto tankers bound for India and Japan.
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Environmentalists cringe as Obama touts oil and gas

President Barack Obama celebrated “booming” U.S. oil and gas production during his fifth formal State of the Union address Tuesday night, delivering a blow to environmentalists worried the president isn’t doing enough to combat climate change.
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Climate change warning stickers on gasoline pumps?

A group of Bay Area environmentalists wants to slap warning stickers on gasoline pumps, telling drivers that the fuel they’re buying is cooking the planet. The stickers would constantly remind consumers of the link between driving and climate change.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Feds meet with enviro groups as Keystone decision nears

As the State Department readies its final review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalists on Monday stepped up their fight against the project.
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Bill would make Vermont 1st state to drop oil stocks

To Sen. Anthony Pollina, it makes sense that if Vermont wants to strike a blow against climate change, it should have its pension funds divest from oil, coal and other fossil fuel companies.
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone foes target rail projects to thwart oil sands exports

Environmentalists opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline are expanding their fight against imports of Canadian heavy crude oil by trying to block rail projects that offer another way for it to enter the U.S.