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President Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline Deal

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.21.2015 | DC
Anna Wilding

A quiet Friday morning at the White House was interrupted with an urgent statement by the President, that he was going to reject the Keystone Pipeline Deal.

In the Ground

Michael Brune | Posted 11.19.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

I'll be honest. There were times when I wasn't confident that President Obama would reject Keystone XL. This was, after all, a president who bragged about the surge in domestic oil and gas development under his watch.

2 Billion Reasons Tar Sands Won't Move By Rail After Keystone XL's Rejection

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Anthony Swift

Rail is too expensive and logistically challenging to take the place of pipelines and support expanded tar sands production. Tar sands oil is some of the most expensive in the world to produce - and shipping crude by rail to the Gulf costs twice as much as by pipeline.

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton Praise Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

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Politicians React To Obama's Rejection Of Keystone Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama announced the rejection of the Keystone pipeline on Friday. "The Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of...

Bernie Sanders Points To Clinton's Shifts On Issues In Iowa Speech

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.25.2015 | Politics

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders sharpened the contrast with Hillary Rodham Clinton on a bevy of liberal causes on Saturday, casti...

Hillary Clinton Cops Out On Keystone Question For Second Time In 2 Days

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

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Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Argues That Recent Emissions Commitments Build The Case For Keystone XL | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, is leanin...

How to Get Your Ski Legs Back -- Minus the Meltdown

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Taking your time is important, and not just for your mental health. There's so much scenery to enjoy up here, you can almost forget you're strapped to two plastic boards with sharp edges and all waxed up so they go real fast. Oh, wait. I just felt my heart skip a beat as I wrote that sentence. Deep breaths, Kari.

Pipelines Are Still Booming, Despite The Fight Over Keystone XL

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of cr...

Obama Notes Concerns Over 'Extraordinarily Dirty' Canada Oil Extraction

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday repeated concerns that the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project will only cre...

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.

The Keystone Veto: You Want Jobs? Try This

Mark Reynolds | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Mark Reynolds

Forty-two thousand jobs, even if they're temporary, is nothing to sneeze at. The reality, though, is that Keystone XL is not happening anytime soon. So if this Congress is "going to keep sending bills to his desk," there is legislation the president would likely sign that will produce way more than 42,000 jobs -- 2.1 million jobs over the next decade, in fact.

The President Should Not Only Veto The Keystone XL Pipeline But Stop It Permanently

Robert Reich | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

The president says he'll veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He should do more, and put an end to the project altogether. He has the authority.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Comments Challenge State Department Conclusions On Keystone's Climate Impacts | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued comments on the State Department’s environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline, stat...

Senate Democrats Stall Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats temporarily stalled progress Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the top priority of the Re...

As Oil Prices Fall, Is Keystone Still Necessary?

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise...

Boehner: Obama's 'Out Of Excuses'

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday clearing the way for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline through the...

Kate Sheppard

White House Issues Veto Threat Over Keystone XL Pipeline | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House issued a veto threat Tuesday for pending legislation intended to force federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. ...

Obama Takes A Swing At Keystone Pipeline

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke on the Keystone XL pipeline during his last press conference of the year, saying the project would be "a nominal benefit"...

Pipeline Politics

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Political enthusiasm for the pipeline cools.

Hillary Clinton: Protect Obama's Environmental Actions

AP | By DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Steps that President Barack Obama has taken to help the environment must be protected, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin...

Mary Landrieu Faces Tougher Re-Election Following Keystone Vote

AP | MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now f...

Keystone XL Pipeline Chances Dim In Senate

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics

By Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tue...

Kate Sheppard

Mary Landrieu's Keystone Bill Close To Passing Senate | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation to force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline picked up support Thursday as more Democratic senators signed on to Sen. M...