The Keystone XL southern leg has delivered its first barrels of Canadian oil to the Texas coast, even though the project still lacks its planned northern leg into Canada, TransCanada’s CEO said in an interview.
Sen. Barbara Boxer on Wednesday sought to shift the heated debate over Keystone XL from climate change to the public health effects of processing the oil sands it would transport from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
The ranks of former Obama administration officials coming out in support of Keystone XL grew again on Thursday as recent U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt said it was time to approve the controversial oil pipeline.
A Nebraska judge’s decision throwing out the Keystone XL pipeline route in the state may push President Barack Obama’s final decision on the contested project until after the midterm congressional elections.
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