Steve Horn
Steve Horn

Steve Horn is a Research Fellow at DeSmogBlog, Contributing Editor at CounterPunch and regulator contributor for TruthOut.

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Sept. 12, 2013

Obama DOE Issues First Marcellus Shale Fracked Gas Export Permit

Via an Obama Dept. of Energy permit, fracked gas from the Marcellus Shale basin may soon be headed overseas from Dominion Resources' Cove Point LNG export terminal in Lusby, Maryland.

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Aug. 19, 2013

Keystone Pipeline Deal is Full of Double Dealings and Cronyism

Obama's former PR flack Anita Dunn was hired by Katie McGinty to do PR for her 2014 Pennsylvania gubernatorial run. Dunn also does PR for the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Aug. 6, 2013

The EPA Tried to Cover Up This Fracking Report

The EPA tried to suppress a PowerPoint about about groundwater contamination from fracking in Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town featured prominently in the films 'Gasland' and 'Gasland 2.'
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July 29, 2013

Is Obama Deliberately Covering Up the Harmful Effects Of Fracking?

An LA Times investigation reveals the Obama administration put the kibosh on a key Environmental Protection Agency study on fracking groundwater contamination, this time in Dimock, Pennsylvania.
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July 26, 2013

David Petraeus' CUNY Course Features Big Oil Talking Points

A DeSmogBlog investigation showed that David Petraeus' proposed syllabus at CUNY includes talking points provided by Big Oil, the natural gas industry, and the Obama administration.
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July 23, 2013

Oil Refinery Made Air Cleaner, According to Company Hired by Obama's Administration

ERM Group, the contractor hired by the State Department to conduct the environmental review for the Keystone XL pipeline, has made suspicious claims in environmental reviews in the past.

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July 22, 2013

Keystone XL: Obama's Personal Lawyer is Lobbying For TransCanada

The more we learn about the people lobbying for the Keystone XL pipeline, the more we realize just how deeply embedded they are at all levels of government, and in both parties.
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July 18, 2013

David Petraeus' New University Syllabus Focuses On the Fracking "Revolution"

David Petraeus is set to teach a seminar this coming fall and a records request reveals that his syllabus features two of the most well-known "frackademia" studies.
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July 16, 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline: Who's Fighting For It Behind the Scenes?

If an oil pipeline that will wreak havoc on the environment isn't an imminent danger, what is?
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July 11, 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline: Why Are Big Oil's Hired Guns Getting Paid by the Government?

The organization that received a State Department contract to write an Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone XL has deep ties to the oil and gas industries — ties they lied about.
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July 9, 2013

State Department Admits It Doesn't Know Keystone XL's Exact Route

Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor President Barack Obama could tell you the exact route Keystone XL will travel, a DeSmogBlog investigation reveals.

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July 3, 2013

Mayflower Oil Spill: 2 Major Lawsuits Filed Against ExxonMobil

Two major lawsuits were recently filed against Exxon, the private empire behind the March 2013 Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill in Mayflower, the second biggest on-land spill in U.S. history.
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July 2, 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline: Think Coal is Bad? Wait Until You Meet Petcoke

With many eyes honed in on the coal export battle in the Northwest, another coal export boom is unfolding on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Meet petroleum coke, or "the coal hiding in the tar sands."
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July 1, 2013

Obama Keystone Pipeline: The Game Is Rigged In Keystone XL's Favor, and Obama Is Responsible

In his climate speech on Tuesday, President Obama said he would block the Keystone XL pipeline if it would do harm to the environment. Don't count on it happening.
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June 28, 2013

Obama Climate Change Speech: Don't Be Fooled — the President Just Gave a Full-Throttled Fracking Endorsement

President Obama announced his climate change plan for his second term in the Oval Office, and it's a full-throttle endorsement of every aspect of fracking and the global shale gas market.
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June 27, 2013

Hydrofracking: Duke Study Links Fracking to Bad Water While Obama Study Says, "What Pollution?"

Obama kicks can down the road on a key study designated to examine the connection between fracking and water contamination, as a Duke University study yet again proves a link between the two.

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June 24, 2013

Keystone XL Pipeline: If You Can't Beat Environmentalists With Facts, Just Label Them Eco-Terrorists

Documents recently obtained by Bold Nebraska show that TransCanada has colluded with an FBI/DHS Fusion Center in Nebraska, labeling activists as possible candidates for "terrorism" charges.
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June 23, 2013

Frackademia: University of Tennessee Set to Lease Forest For Fracking, Enriching Governor's Family

In the latest example of "frackademia" — or energy corporations infiltrating the university system — the University of Tennessee is leading 8,600 acres for fracking.
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June 5, 2013

Keystone XL Pipe: Southern Half Of Pipeline Riddled With Leak-Prone Faults

Don't say you weren't warned. The parts of the Keystone XL pipeline already constructed are practically falling apart, and we want to build the rest of it?
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May 15, 2013

Mayflower Oil Spill: Arkansas County Pays the Price Of Drilling and Fracking, With None Of the Benefits

Beyond having the second biggest on-land pipeline spill in U.S. history, the county in which the ExxonMobil Pegasus tar sands pipeline sits has also been ravaged by fracking.