Drought Expands In Kansas, Oklahoma, And Texas

Saturday, December 15, 2012
By Paul Martin

By Stephen Lacey
ThinkProgress.com
Dec 14, 2012

Drought continued to expand through many key farming states within the central United States in the past week, as scattered rainfall failed to replenish parched soils, according to a report issued Thursday by state and federal climatology experts. [Reuters]

Congress isn’t planning to take action on climate change any time soon. But if the planet keeps warming, a number of states won’t be able to ignore the problem quite so easily. One good place to see this is in the Colorado River basin. [Washington Post]

American energy businesses accounted for 23 big deals this year. But not all of them were in drillers, natural gas, or oil. [Daily Beast]

In an interview with HuffPost Live Thursday, former U.S. Army Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson spoke out against the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, warning that “all Americans should be outraged” about the national security implications of the project. [Huffington Post]

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