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Reports: Obama admin. delays tar sands decision until after election

The Obama administration plans to move a key decision on whether to approve the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until after the 2012 presidential election, according to reports late Thursday that cited administration insiders. While an official announcement was expected sometime this week, administration sources told USA Today and…

Office of Inspector General to investigate tar sands pipeline deal

A letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) appears to have triggered what thousands of protesters could not: a serious re-examining of the deal to secure the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. “We are disturbed by reports, such as those in The New York Times on October…