Category: Keystone XL

A Keystone Veto: Punitive and Unnecessary

As the Washington Post clearly pointed out, the Keystone XL pipeline should never have been as issue in the first place.  Continuing to debate the safest, most technologically advanced pipeline in world history is unsupportable based on all the facts. Using KXL as a bargaining chip, would be just another example of the Administration’s inability […]  More »

Cruz to push crude exports

Sen. Ted Cruz is set to offer a proposal to lift the 40-year-old crude export ban, despite skepticism from both critics and supporters of the trade restrictions.  More »

On Senate’s to-do list: Keystone, climate change, crude exports

The Senate is gearing up to debate a host of energy industry priorities to start 2015.  More »

House passes Keystone XL bill

The 266-153 House vote came just hours after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling left intact the pipeline’s proposed route through the state and ahead of Senate debate set to begin Monday on an identical bill.  More »

Nebraska ruling upholds Keystone XL route

The ruling now shifts attention to the nation’s capital, where the State Department, Congress and the White House all are playing a role in deciding whether TransCanada Corp. wins a permit to build the $8 billion border-crossing pipeline.  More »

Senate panel approves Keystone XL bill, despite veto threat

The 13-9 vote to approve the measure — with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin the lone Democrat crossing party lines to back the bill — paves the way for Senate floor debate to begin as soon as Monday.  More »

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.  More »

White House: Obama won’t sign Keystone legislation

The comment came after Sens. John Hoeven and Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced legislation to approve Keystone XL, formally kicking off the latest congressional push to authorize the pipeline.  More »

Democrats plan Keystone XL counterattack

Republicans are planning an all-out blitz for the Keystone XL pipeline, but Democrats are vowing a vigorous defense.  More »

Keystone XL bill hits fast track on Senate

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the measure Jan. 7, and is set to vote on the bill a day later.  More »

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices […]  More »

Obama downplays Keystone XL benefits

Obama’s remarks in a pre-holiday news conference at the White House came as Nebraska’s highest court weighs a challenge of the pipeline’s proposed route through the state.  More »

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns.  More »

Energy leaders pledge cooperation despite discord over Keystone

The three-nation talks took place as global oil prices fall to the lowest in five years, possibly putting a dent in the surge of domestic production from shale drilling.  More »

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”  More »
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