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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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Keystone XL foes turn focus to local government

    Frustrated with state and federal officials, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in a new attempt to slow a project that has become a focal point of national battle over climate change. Landowners and other opponents of the pipeline, which could carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Texas ...


    By Associated Press

  • Keystone XL foes undaunted by State Department report

    With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents were pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections. Supporters and opponents both were quick to claim victories with the U.S. State Department report released Friday, which raised no ...


    By Associated Press

  • Report on rail risks boosts Keystone XL

    A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. U.S. and Canadian accident investigators urged their governments Thursday to impose new safety rules on so-called oil trains, warning that a "major loss of life" could result ...


    By Associated Press

  • Energy Bill Caught Up in Keystone XL Dispute

    Days after President Barack Obama touted executive actions aimed at increasing energy efficiency, a bill with similar goals is expected to fall victim to partisan gridlock in the Senate. A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Keystone Pipeline’s dangers now clearer than ever

    While some would try to short-circuit the established review process for the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, this common-sense approach has revealed the dangers and risks of this badly misguided effort, Anthony Swift of the Natural Resources Defense Council told a House subcommittee today. It has shown that the tar sands pipeline is a bad idea, he said. Keystone XL would pipe some of the ...

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