Pipeline expansions and present pipeline. From Anthony Swift, NRDC switchboard.
By Barb Price
Discussions about the Keystone XL pipeline have been throwing around numbers like candy at a parade. Supporters of the pipeline have been making promises of up to 250,000 jobs being created; lowered gas prices; energy security; thousands of gallons of North Dakota oil being sent south in the pipeline. . . It goes on and on.
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By Charlie Barber
Abridged/printed by permission of the author and the High Plains Reader, Fargo, ND
After living all of her 82 years in the same community, Lois Sinness left her hometown this month, crying and towing a U-Haul packed with her every possession…’Our rents were raised, and we did not have a choice,’ Sinness said. ‘We’re all on fixed incomes, living mostly on Social Security, so it’s been a terrible shock.'”
– Bismarck Tribune, 11/15/11
“Former North Dakota Gov. Ed Schafer has joined the board of Continental Resources Inc., the state’s largest oil producer, months after he led an unsuccessful public campaign to prod the Legislature into cutting oil tax rates.”
– Bismarck Tribune, 11/8/11 Continue reading
By Betty Mills
If I told you the Republican Party as a policy of the party has spent millions of dollars to prevent people from voting, you might be inclined to doubt it. After all, this is the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Ever hear of the word “caging?” You’re thinking zoo or dog training or maybe canary? There is another much more sinister definition at play in the electoral fields of this country. It is one of the techniques deliberately employed by the Republican Party to prevent certain groups of people from voting, primarily people of color, of low income, students, Democrats. Continue reading