Category: Keystone XL

Keystone’s lobbying slugfest compared to big banking bill

The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline enters its sixth year this week with no signs of slowing down, making it one of Washington’s most protracted and pricey lobbying campaigns.  More »

Keystone soon will carry crude through Texas, with or without Obama

The president has delayed it. Protesters tried to stop it. But the Keystone XL pipeline is approaching a major finishing line anyway, setting the stage for a rush of new oil to move through Texas.  More »

Keystone XL protesters arrested in downtown Houston (video)

Three protesters have been arrested in downtown Houston after demonstrating against the Keystone XL pipeline outside of owner TransCanada’s headquarters nearby.  More »

Keystone XL proponents use pencils to make their point

When trying to persuade policymakers and politicians of your point of view, sometimes you need a prop. Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline may have found theirs in a 14-inch pencil.  More »

Canada touts carbon pollution cuts as Keystone XL pressure builds

Pressure is building on Canada to find ways to lower its climate pollution in a bid to smooth the way for the Obama administration approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Canadian official visits DC as Keystone lobbying escalates

Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said his nation wants to work with the U.S. to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, including from Alberta’s oil sands, the source of crude to be carried by the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Billionaire Steyer highlights exports in anti-Keystone ad

Billionaire investor Tom Steyer said he is backing a four-part, $1 million advertising campaign aimed at convincing viewers the Keystone XL pipeline will hurt the economy and communities and should be blocked.  More »

Keystone delays seen giving time for climate concessions

A decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline may slip into next year, giving opponents time to marshal efforts against it while offering President Barack Obama a chance to wring concessions from Canada.  More »

Aerial photos show Keystone XL behind schedule, research firm says

The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is running behind schedule, according to an aerial analysis by market research firm Genscape.  More »

Environmentalists: Keystone XL fails Obama’s test

Environmentalists on Thursday asserted that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline fails President Barack Obama’s test for approval, because it would exacerbate global warming.  More »

Keystone seen as no local job starter along prairie route

If the Keystone XL oil pipeline gets built, Rick Balcom doubts he’ll see many construction workers at the bar of his No. 3 saloon in Buffalo, a remote town in the northwest corner of South Dakota.  More »

TransCanada wins right to build Keystone XL through Texas family farm

TransCanada Corp. won a state appeals court ruling allowing it to lay the Keystone XL pipeline across a family farm in northeastern Texas, eliminating one of the last obstacles to completion of the southern leg of the Canadian tar-sands line.  More »