Arkansas

Petition to Regulate Tar sands Oil Pipelines

The pipeline that spilled in Mayflower, Arkansas was carrying diluted bitumen, which behaves differently that regular crude oil, but federal regulations don’t consider the difference. And until there are new regulations in place, petitioners want a moratorium on any new or expands pipelines for bitumen, including the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Politics

VIDEO: GOP Senate candidate from Missouri ignites firestorm over 'legitimate rape' comment

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, (R-Mo.) a candidate for the U.S. Senate, over the weekend explained that he would ban abortion and didn't believe an exception was necessary in cases of rape -- because he's heard that women's bodies can shut down their reproductive systems and prevent becoming pregnant if they're "legitimately" raped.