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Tar Sands Showdown Over Keystone XL

Tar Sands ActionNebraska's ranchers and small-town residents weren't about to let a Canadian energy giant build a $7 billion pipeline across their prairies -- and water supply -- without putting up a fight. From high school auditoriums and packed football stadiums to a protest at the White House, OnEarth follows the battle to stop the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline and analyzes the aftermath of the government's choice to delay a decision on the project until at least 2013. (For starters, read Editor-at-Large Ted Genoways' story of how a cowboy poet gave eloquent voice to Nebraska's outrage at a crucial moment.)