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  • Business leaders call for rejection of keystone XL pipeline

    The American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), a coalition of 45 business organizations, urged President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline. “Contrary to the claims of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Petroleum Institute and other pipeline advocates who threaten political retaliation if the pipeline is not approved, Keystone XL would not deliver on jobs, energy, safety or ...

  • Broad coalition backs Keystone XL oil pipeline

    An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the United States joined forces Tuesday to push for quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Five Democrats joined Republicans at a Capitol news conference to urge President Barack Obama to approve the pipeline ...


    By Associated Press

  • House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

    The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle. The House voted 266-153 to approve measure, with 28 Democrats voting in support. It was one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress and the 10th ...


    By Associated Press

  • Former Obama adviser: Build Keystone XL pipeline

    President Barack Obama's former national security adviser said Thursday that Obama should approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a message that "international bullies" can't use energy security as a weapon. The comments by retired Gen. James Jones came as Democrats grappled with the election-year dilemma that the pipeline poses for them. Wealthy Democratic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Heartland Institute Reacts to Obama’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline

    The Obama administration announced today it will block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver close to 1 million barrels of oil per day from neighboring Canada to U.S. refineries. Please see this map (PDF) depicting the underlying Ogallala Aquifer (lavender ...


    By PRWeb

  • Grandstanding on Keystone XL tar sands pipeline changes nothing

    The Senate voted today on an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Resolution proposed by Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) that would support building the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The non-binding measure received majority support but does not approve the pipeline. Peter Lehner, executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement on the measure: “The ...

  • Media Advisory: TransCanada: American Veterans Endorse Keystone XL Pipeline

    TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) today added a distinguished group of 66 American veterans to a growing list of public supporters for its Keystone XL Pipeline project. In a letter to the Secretary of State, veterans from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force called for the approval of this critical project to help ensure a secure energy future for America. As ...


    By Marketwire

  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil from Bakken to be shipped by rail instead of Keystone XL Pipeline

    Continental Resources, one of the companies that had committed to ship crude on TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now says they will ship their Bakken oil by rail instead. Continental had previously signed on to ship some 35,000 barrels of its own oil from the Bakken field of North Dakota on the 1,179-mile, $5.4-billion Keystone XL line. Construction of the pipeline has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Senate Rejects Bid to Force Approval of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    Despite strong lobbying by oil-industry allies, the U.S. Senate tonight defeated an effort to approve the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The following is a statement by Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The bill would have turned Congress into a permitting authority, overriding environmental law, and giving a green light to a pipeline ...

  • Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

    The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Small businesses urge president to reject keystone XL pipeline

    Two leading sustainable business organizations representing 5,000 small businesses today sent a letter calling on President Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and, instead, invest in clean energy technologies. The pipeline would deliver oil from the tar sands in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico across the United States. In their letter, Green America’s ...

  • Green America denounces congressional efforts to advance keystone XL pipeline

    Three weeks after the State Department and President announced plans to seek further study of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, members of the Senate and House announced plans to fast-track the pipeline permitting process. On November 30, 2011, Senate Republicans introduced a bill to try to force the President’s hand on the issue – requiring a decision on whether or not to ...

  • U.S. gasoline use declining: keystone XL pipeline not needed

    As the debate unfolds about whether to build a 1,711-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the tar sands in Canada to refineries in Texas, the focus is on the oil spills and carbon emissions that inevitably come with it. But we need to ask a more fundamental question. Do we really need that oil? The United States currently consumes more gasoline than the next 16 countries combined. Yes, you read ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Why the American Sustainable Business Council Is Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

    As business owners and leaders, we understand that climate change if not addressed, will impose substantial economic costs on the United States. All of us will spend more money to harden our infrastructure, repair storm-damaged homes, pay more for health care and fresh water and watch property values deteriorate. These costs will make the US economy less productive and less competitive. This is ...

  • House Demonstrates Support for a Presidential Veto of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    The House vote today forcing approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline came with a silver lining: There are more than enough lawmakers to sustain a well-deserved presidential veto of the ill-considered legislation. The following is a statement by Danielle Droitsch, Canada Project Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The House-passed bill is wrong for our ...

  • State Department Takes Prudent Action on Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

    The State Department announced today it will extend its decision-making period on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The following is a statement from Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the International Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council: “The State Department is taking the most prudent course of action possible. It is already clear that the Keystone XL tar sands ...

  • Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down

    A Nebraska judge on Wednesday struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a victory for opponents who have tried to block the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries. Lancaster County Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's approval of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nebraska ruling mires Keystone XL in legal limbo

    The Keystone XL pipeline route through Nebraska faces months of legal delays as an obscure state commission now tasked with reviewing the project said Thursday it won't budge until the state courts decide whether the path approved by Gov. Dave Heineman is invalid. A spokesman for the Calgary-based company building the crude oil pipeline says this week's ruling by a Nebraska judge "is a solvable ...


    By Associated Press

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope" and has taken longer than reasonably justified, the senators wrote to the president. Approval of the pipeline is ...


    By Associated Press

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