keystone xl pipeline Articles

  • 1700 miles of the keystone Xl Pipeline: A state, federal and international regulatory concern

    Regulatory compliance at the state and federal level grows infinitely more complex when the laws and regulations of six U.S. states, U.S. federal regulations, and the Canadian regulatory regime are intertwined.  TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, currently awaiting approval from the U.S.  Department of State, is gaining as much attention for its regulatory ...

  • Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change

    If we want to permanently kill the pipeline, we will need to kill demand for the product. Recently, environmentalists celebrated President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. But we shouldn’t jump for joy too soon. As long as the price of oil, now about $50 per barrel, is above the cost of producing oil from the tar sands deposits, the Canadians will surely get their ...


    By Ensia

  • Keystone rejection likely to drive state EHS pipeline regulation

    On 18 January 2012, President Obama rejected the proposed plans for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project which has drawn much debate throughout the United States and Canada.  Although the debate concerning the Keystone XL hinged largely on political divides, the denial of the project will likely drive state regulation of environmental, health, and safety issues concerning pipelines.  ...

  • Tar oil pipeline’s hidden pollution danger

    The oil industry has high hopes of the US$5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline, which on completion is planned to carry crude oil from Canada’s tar sands in Alberta to refineries more than 2,000 miles away in Texas. With President Barack Obama saying he will approve Keystone only if it “does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution”, the pipeline’s future ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Industry under a microscope: improving the reliability and sensitivity of inline inspection tools improves overall pipeline integrity

    The oil and gas pipeline industry has been under close scrutiny for a long time. It leads the way as one of the most regulated industries in the world, and for good reason.  With so many safety-related, social and environmental factors at stake, comprehensive regulation ensures rigorous standards for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of O&G pipeline systems. Global ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Falling Gasoline Use Means United States Can Just Say No to New Pipelines and Food-to-Fuel

    Freeing America from its dependence on oil from unstable parts of the world is an admirable goal, but many of the proposed solutions—including the push for more home-grown biofuels and for the construction of the new Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast—are harmful and simply unnecessary. Gasoline use in the United States is ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Legislation Introduced In Senate To Phase Out RFS

    On March 18, 2015, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced S. 791, "The American Energy Renaissance Act of 2015." Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) introduced companion legislation, H.R. 1487. The legislation would phase out the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), approve the Keystone XL ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • What can sustainability learn from the Kony controversy?

    48 hours ago, I was blissfully unaware of Joseph Kony. Today, I'm one of the 43 million people who have just discovered he's a nasty character, that we have to arrest him in 2012, and that the whole world has time to watch a 30 minute video, if it's really really compelling. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental groups seek to rally support for Obama`s climate action plan

    Environmental advocates have held rallies and public outreach events and are rolling out advertisements to build public opinion in support of President Obama's climate change plan. The events, including public rallies, screenings of environmental films, and advertisements targeting congressional Republicans who doubt the science of climate change, are intended to show that Obama's plans to ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

    Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. Maybe low oil prices aren't so bad for the environment after all. The global price of oil has plummeted 31 percent in just five months, a steep and surprising drop after a four-year period of prices near or above $100 a barrel. ...


    By Associated Press

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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