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Environmental Disaster: Trump Plans To Advance Keystone, Dakota Access Pipelines

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to sign two executive actions to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Trump’s action, which comes in his fourth full day in office, would be a boon for oil producers concerned about limited pipeline capacity bringing oil to market.

January 24, 2017

Energy Beggars No More, We Can Be Choosy

The Obama administration has finally passed judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline, and it’s a thumbs-down. The environmental arguments against it have always been impeccable. But it took America’s turn toward energy independence to cut down the economic case for it.

November 10, 2015

Obama Rejects Canada-to-U.S Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years

November 6, 2015
Keystone XL Pipeline

Keystone XL Builder Tries A Delay Tactic Of Its Own As Obama Nears A Decision

The company that hopes to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast asked the Obama administration Monday to delay its review of the proposal — a striking turn that adds further uncertainty to a project that has generated bitter debate since it was proposed seven years ago.

November 3, 2015
Chris Christie Bridgegate

Christie Touts Keystone Pipeline During Trip To Mexico

By Melissa Hayes, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) MEXICO CITY — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered a full-throated defense of the Keystone XL oil pipeline Wednesday, saying it would become a part of a “North American energy renaissance” in his pitch for a continental energy policy to Mexican business leaders. Christie, long considering a possible […]

September 4, 2014

Senate Republicans Play Election Politics, Kill Bipartisan Energy Bill And Keystone Pipeline Vote

On Tuesday, Senate Republicans killed what could have served as a rare example of bipartisan consensus, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act. The legislation, which was sponsored by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), should have passed; the bill’s provisions were far from controversial and a similar companion bill in the Republican-controlled House had […]

May 13, 2014

Republican War On The Environment Continues With Perry’s Energy Plan

Rick Perry released his new energy plan on Friday morning, and in doing so he reinforced his position as a front line soldier in the Republican Party’s war on the environment. Perry’s plan — which is best described as a slightly more eloquent articulation of Sarah Palin’s calls to “drill, baby, drill!” — follows the […]

October 14, 2011

State Department Cozies Up To Oil Lobbyists In Tar Sands Pipeline Deal

The construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is looking increasingly likely, despite fervent protests from environmental activists. As new correspondence shows, the government’s decision to support the massive pipeline project might be based more in close ties to oil lobbyists than in an independent analysis of risks and benefits. The pipeline would transport difficult-to-extract […]

October 3, 2011

Environmentalists Protest Against Tar Sands Pipeline

The president might be on vacation, but that hasn’t stopped environmental activists from protesting outside the White House. The crowd has been assembled since Aug. 20 in an attempt to raise awareness about the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. The demonstrators are fighting against […]

August 25, 2011