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In this July 13, 2015 photo, protesters gather outside the U.S. Oil Sands commercial tar sands operation, in the Book Cliffs, in eastern Utah. On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done commercially in the United States: digging sticky, black, tar-soaked sand from the ground and extracting the petroleum. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

1st U.S. tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah

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The impending opening of the nation’s first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets fairgoers during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton: Arctic drilling not worth the ‘risk’

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One day after the Obama administration authorized Shell to drill deeper below the Arctic Ocean, Hillary Clinton signaled she would make a different decision.
This June 15, 2015 file photo shows kayakers trying to block the departure of the Shell Oil Polar Pioneer rig platform as it moved from Elliott Bay in Seattle, Washington.  (Tim Exton/AFP/Getty Images)

Green groups: Arctic drilling ‘inconsistent’ with Obama’s climate change crusade

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Arctic drilling is “inconsistent” with efforts to stay within a global carbon budget, environmentalists warn in a new report.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, speaks at a press event at the pipe yard for TransCanadaƕs Houston Lateral Project in Mont Belvieu, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

TransCanada touts carbon reduction programs in latest Keystone push

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The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would directly link the oil sands of Alberta to a midwestern U.S. oil hub, has been awaiting the presidential authorization it needs to cross the border for seven years.
(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Documents show FBI illegally spied on Houston Keystone activists

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The documents, about 80 pages obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the investigation was opened in early 2013 after a meeting of the FBI and TransCanada. It was closed in June 2014 after the bureau failed to identify extremist activity amongst anti-Keystone demonstrators, the Guardian reports.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, along with Mayor Julian Castro speak with Madison High School students in San Antonio about their solar car initiative.  (Photo: Helen L. Montoya/San Antonio Express News)

Ernest Moniz: Changing business models in energy demand new infrastructure investments

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Energy Secretary Moniz spoke to FuelFix about and the changing face of domestic energy and the need to modernize the nation’s aging infrastructure for moving oil, gas and electricity.
(Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

South Dakota hearing on Keystone XL pipeline delayed

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Pipeline opponents asked for the hearing postponement in South Dakota because they said the original schedule was too tight.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The White House has released a four-year energy plan, Quadrennial Energy Review, designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CERAWeek: Ernest Moniz envisions more energy-swapping between North American powers

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Broadening the transfer of energy and power resources across North American borders could yield big benefits for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Report: Energy issues dominate congressional agenda – with little to show for it

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Energy and environmental issues have gotten more votes in the Senate than any other issue so far this year, even though none of the measures have become law, according to a new analysis.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

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The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. A similar bill was defeated last year after it became enmeshed in a partisan fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.