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"Obama: Keystone XL Could Contribute To ‘Disastrous’ Climate Change"

"President Obama spoke in dismissive terms of the Keystone XL pipeline Monday during an interview on "The Colbert Report Monday, saying its modest benefits need to be weighed against its contribution to climate change, 'which could be disastrous.'"

Source: Wash Post, 12/10/2014

"Fuel To the Fire? Fuel Exports Soar Under Obama"

"GARDI SUGDUP, Panama -- As the Obama administration makes headway at home in the fight against global warming, it has helped stoke record exports of fossil fuels that are contributing to rising levels of pollution elsewhere.

U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet political goals by taking it off America's pollution balance sheet. But that does not necessarily help the planet.

Source: AP, 12/09/2014

"U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP Challenge To Gulf Spill Settlement"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP's challenge to its multibillion-dollar settlement agreement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which the oil giant complained has allowed payouts to some businesses that are unable to trace their losses to the disaster."

Source: Reuters, 12/09/2014

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