Atmospheric physicist and Columbia University Earth Institute adjunct professor James Hansen testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a hearing about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Keystone debate rages in Senate over health, climate effects

The fight over Keystone XL moved to the Senate on Thursday, as fans and foes of the pipeline battled over its link to climate change, the economy and U.S. security.
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

TransCanada makes final appeal for Keystone XL

Keystone XL is the safest and most environmentally sound way to transport Canadian and North Dakota oil to Gulf Coast refineries, TransCanada Corp., said in its last-ditch appeal for the pipeline’s approval. The Calgary-based company’s assertions joined more than 100,000 comments filed with the State Department, as it weighs whether Keystone XL is in the “national interest.”
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL southern leg having major effect on US oil hub

The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline has drained supplies of oil at the hub of Cushing, Okla., to their lowest levels in more than two years, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Republicans may try to speed gas exports, Keystone approval

House Republicans are considering legislation that would force the Department of Energy to hurry its approval process for liquefied natural gas export facilities, Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said Monday in Houston.
Then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to a question during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23, 2013. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Clinton Keystone dodge prompts donors to rethink support

Wealthy Democratic environmentalists are considering withholding support for a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid unless she reassures them about their top priority: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline.
Police scuffle with protesters demonstrating in opposition to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, Monday, March 10, 2014, as they block a door to the federal building in Philadelphia. The protestors say the pipeline would contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Keystone XL activists arrested in Philly (photos)

Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building Monday in Philadelphia to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline and police arrested at least 24 people, organizers said.
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Official: Canadian oil won’t hurt ND production

The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says proposed increases of crude from Canada’s oil sands likely won’t have an impact on the state’s soaring oil production.
A pro-Keystone XL ad from the American Petroleum Institute.

Keystone XL ad visible on White House website

The ad urges viewers to tell the president to approve the pipeline.

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Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver applauded the decision. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Canadian leader: Keystone XL decision coming soon

A final decision on Keystone XL could be coming “fairly soon,” Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speculated Tuesday.
Several hundred youth who marched from Georgetown University to the White House to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline are arrested outside the White House in Washington, Sunday, March 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.