Category: Keystone XL

Biden to attend fundraiser at home of anti-Keystone XL billionaire

Vice President Joe Biden is planning to headline a fundraiser for Democrats at the home of billionaire Tom Steyer.  More »

Perry blasts Obama energy policy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is accusing President Barack Obama of talking up the promise of U.S. “energy independence” while imposing policies that are “strangling the energy industry.”  More »

Commentary: Alaska voters hold the key to North Slope

Commentary: As political shenanigans continue to delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Alaskan voters hold the key to avoiding a similar fate for what could be North America’s largest pipeline project.  More »

Keystone XL allies go back to drawing board

The collapse of a popular energy efficiency bill leaves Keystone XL advocates with few options to advance the proposed pipeline — at least until after the November elections.  More »

Energy savings bill fails amid election politics

A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration’s continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Energy bill mired in Keystone XL dispute

A bipartisan bill to promote many of the same efficiency goals Obama touted Friday in California is expected to go down in defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill lost much of its significance as the two parties continued to argue over what amendments to allow on the measure, including the pipeline project.  More »

Senators falling short on votes to force Keystone approval

Keystone XL supporters are falling short in their efforts to round up the Democratic votes in the Senate to bypass the White House and approve the Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline.  More »

Supporters say Keystone bill short of 60 votes

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, has said she will use all her power to make sure the project is built.  More »

Keystone supporters seek quick Senate vote

Pipeline advocates in the Senate, who include several Democrats on the ballot next fall as well as Republicans, hold a clear majority.  More »

The oil & gas industry needs a “Top Gun” moment

It’s disappointing that people can’t separate expertise in entertainment from expertise in other topics, particularly in matters of science and engineering. Taking that further, it’s an unfortunate sign of the times in the US that on matters of science, it actually seems that the more someone possesses scientific expertise, the more they are to be seen as shills for some large corporation, and therefore not worthy of the public’s trust.  More »

Keystone Cops

This month, the Obama administration announced it was delaying indefinitely – and most certainly through the 2014 midterm elections – its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. After nearly six years of intense and unprecedented examination, the government said that it still needs more time to consider whether to build the last remaining portion of […]  More »
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