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GOP wants to trade YOUR payroll tax cut for THEIR filthy Keystone XL pipeline

This is beyond disgusting. Last month, after years of protests, demonstrations, and arrests (as well as serious accusations of fraud), President Obama backed off from a fast-track approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The megabillion project, which would transport dirty tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada across the heartland of America to Gulf Coast Refineries, […]

December 3rd

Budget deal kills gray wolves AND the endangered species act

Last week we learned that a deal had been struck and the government wasn’t going to shut down. This week, we learn about the collateral damage: What ugly things were agreed to in the process.

Item #1: Gray wolves are being stripped of their status as an endangered species across most of the northern Rockies.

April 11th