Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the US, and the Tar Sands Development in Alberta Canada. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Latino group joins Keystone XL fight

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A Latino political organizing group has joined environmentalists’ crusade against Keystone XL, saying Hispanics who live near Gulf Coast refineries have much to lose from the pipeline.
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Missouri lawmakers target Obama with pro-Keystone resolution

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Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama’s administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.
The Keyera Alberta Diluent Terminal, located adjacent to the new Alberta Crude Terminal in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Alberta Crude Terminal is a 50-50 joint venture by Houston’s Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Canadian midstream company Keyera Corp.  (Kinder Morgan)

Economist: Transport causing ‘serious logistical challenge’ for shale boom

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Despite major accidents in the past year, U.S. oil companies must keep leveraging the nation’s railroads to move crude to markets while they build a much more extensive pipeline network, an energy economics professor said Tuesday.
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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.