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As climate protests dominate headlines, Gardner champions Keystone oil pipeline

  Colorado Congressman and candidate for U.S. Senate Cory Gardner delivered this week's Republican Party address. He is one of the swing-state candidates on whom...

Keystone XL will be of little benefit to U.S. economy, say...

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline claim that the project will be a rich source of jobs, but critics say their numbers don’t add up and any boost in jobs will be temporary.

Obama accused of stalling on Colorado oil shale but fast-tracking Wyoming...

While critics on the right have accused the Obama administration of moving too slowly on the still-unproven potential of oil shale on Colorado’s Western Slope, observers on the left say the White House has been pushing too fast on an agenda promoting Wyoming’s Powder River Basin coal and tar sands oil production in Canada.

With Congress gridlocked on climate legislation, environmental groups forge ahead

Despite the Gulf oil spill, a massive pipeline break in Michigan and broad concerns about global warming, ambitious climate-change and energy legislation is likely dead for the year. That poses a conundrum, going forward, for environmentalists: How to convince lawmakers of the need for legislation to sever the country’s decades-long ties to oil and to reform energy policy more generally?