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Timothy B. Hurst is the founding editor of ecopolitology and the executive editor of LiveOAK Media. Tim writes mostly about environmental politics, energy policy, green business and in the summer he has a nasty habit of covering the music industry. Before joining the team at LiveOAK, Tim was the founding editor at Green Options' environmental politics blog Red, Green and Blue and a regular contributor at sustainablog, CleanTechnica, Gas 2.0 and Celsias. Tim has a B.A. in International Relations from Lynchburg College and an M.A. in Political Science (Environmental Policy) from Colorado State University.
When not reading, writing, thinking or talking about environmental politics and renewable energy to anyone who will listen, Tim spends his time skiing, hiking with his dog and getting dirty in his Colorado vegetable garden.Tim Hurst can be reached via email (tim at ecopolitology dot org), the contact form or by sending a reply to @ecopolitologist on twitter.
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By Timothy Hurst:
With political tensions heating up over the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline and the Obama administration hinting it might delay its final decision on the pipeline until 2012 (officials previously indicated they would rule by the end of this year), the magnitude-5.6 Oklahoma earthquake on Saturday and the dozens of foreshocks and aftershocks felt throughout the weekend added a new wrinkle to the situation: the proposed pipeline route runs almost directly through the earthquake epicenter in central Oklahoma.