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Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

Massive Pipeline Leak Shows Why Nebraska Should Reject Keystone XL

About 210,000 gallons (5,000 barrels) of oil leaked Thursday from TransCanada’s Keystone oil pipeline near Amherst, South Dakota, drawing fierce outcry from pipeline opponents. The leak, the largest spill to date in South Dakota, comes just days before Nebraska regulators decide on whether its controversial sister project—the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline—will go forward. “Enough is […]

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    Ohio Gov. Kasich Vetoes Renewable Energy Freeze

    Ohio Gov. Kasich Vetoes Renewable Energy Freeze

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich vetoed House Bill 554 Tuesday, a bill that would have effectively extended the freeze on the state’s clean energy standards. Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards have been frozen for the past two years, ever since Gov. Kasich signed SB 310 on June 13, 2014. According to the Environmental Defense […]

    4 Reasons Why Gov. Kasich Must Veto Ohio’s Energy Bill

    4 Reasons Why Gov. Kasich Must Veto Ohio’s Energy Bill

    By Samantha Williams Now that Ohio’s Senate and House have sent an ideologically-driven bill, HB 554, to Gov. John Kasich’s desk that would further delay implementation of the state’s popular clean energy standards (and weaken them, too), the governor has until Dec. 28 to do the smart thing for his state’s economy and the wellbeing […]

    700+ Acres of Ohio’s Only National Forest Leased for Fracking

    700+ Acres of Ohio’s Only National Forest Leased for Fracking

    Despite heavy opposition from public health and environmental groups, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has leased 759 acres of Ohio’s only national forest for fracking. According to the Associated Press, oil and gas companies from Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Colorado and Oklahoma forked over $1.7 million for the right to explore parts of […]

    Will Gov. Kasich Save Ohio’s Clean Energy Economy?

    Will Gov. Kasich Save Ohio’s Clean Energy Economy?

    In the final hours of Ohio’s lame-duck session, lawmakers passed House Bill 554 late Thursday night, which will freeze clean energy mandates for another two years if Gov. John Kasich signs the bill. More than 25,000 jobs could be at risk. The state’s original Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), SB 221, was passed in 2008. It […]