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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

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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

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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.
A receiving terminal at the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility on the Maryland shores of the Chesapeake Bay sits empty. Although Dominion built the facility years ago to accept tanker shipments of liquefied natural gas to help supply U.S. power and heating needs, the surge in domestic production of the fossil fuel has removed the need for those imports. Dominion is asking federal regulators for permission to install new liquefaction equipment at the plant so it can instead export natural gas harvested in the United States. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy)

Environmentalists challenge Obama on natural gas exports

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More than a dozen environmental groups on Tuesday called on President Barack Obama to reject his previous support for natural gas and the drilling practices yielding the fossil fuel. The organizations also insisted that the administration’s handling of a proposed natural gas export facility on the Maryland coast is a test of the White House’s commitment to combating climate change.
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

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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

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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.
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Keystone XL pressure mounts before State of the Union

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President Barack Obama isn’t likely to utter a word about the controversial Keystone XL pipeline during his State of the Union address Tuesday night — but that isn’t stopping fans and foes of the project from pressing the issue as the White House puts the final touches on the speech.
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Bill would make Vermont 1st state to drop oil stocks

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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 bicyclist walks by Langdell Hall, the Harvard Law Library, on the campus of the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Harvard won’t divest from fossil fuels, president says

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Harvard University, the world’s richest school, won’t sell its investments in fossil-fuel companies amid pressure from students, President Drew Faust said in a letter released today.
Former President Jimmy Carter speaks against a backdrop of solar panels at the White House in Washington in 1979. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges, File)

White House goes green with solar panels

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Three years after first pledging to put solar panels atop the White House, workers on Thursday began installing the renewable energy equipment on the president’s home.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he unveils his plan on climate change June 25, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Obama: Keystone XL verdict hinges on its carbon footprint

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday put climate change at the center of the heated national debate over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by insisting in a major policy speech that the project’s fate hinges on how much carbon dioxide it contributes to the atmosphere.