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Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named Fellow at Industry-Funded Atlantic Council

Steve Horn | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Heather Zichal, former top climate and energy aide to President Barack Obama his top aide in crafting his 2008 presidential campaign energy platform, has joined the industry-funded Atlantic Council as a fellow at its Global Energy Center.

Activists Stand Up for Bradley Manning -- and PJ Crowley

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

When we heard that P.J. Crowley had resigned as spokesman for the State Department after criticizing the Pentagon's treatment of suspected whistleblower Army private Bradley Manning, my CODEPINK colleagues and I knew we had to respond.

TechWomen -- Mentor Application Now Open

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, the Dept of State is serious about "21st century diplomacy", getting Internet tech and social media training to places like the mideast. Here's...

How Many Soldiers Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Mull

I am the Afghanistan Blogging Fellow for The Seminal and Brave New Foundation. You can read my work on The Seminal or at Rethink Afghanistan. The vie...

Report: State Dept Doesn't Know "Specifically" What It Got For $1.2 Bn Private Security Contract

New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID ROHDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A pair of new reports have delivered scorching judgments about the State Department's performance in overseeing work done by the private companies tha...