Category: Keystone XL

Environmentalists debate substance of Keystone XL fight

Environmental groups are calling the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline “a sideshow” that distracts from more meaningful climate solutions such as spurring new technologies to drive down the use of oil.  More »

Q&A: Industry veteran brings fossil fuel priority to Rice

Charles McConnell, the head of Rice University’s new Energy and Environment Initiative, speaks with FuelFix recently about technology, energy policy and his new job.  More »

Can a “Wall-Streeter” trade their suit and tie for a pair of coveralls?

I’ve always felt that the expression “career path” is a misnomer: it implies that your way forward is clear from the get-go, and all you have to do is cross certain milestones before eventually making it to the top. Of course, that’s not reality. Many people try out different things before settling on one track or area of specialization, and I can’t think of one fellow professional that will say their career has progressed without a single setback. In this column, I offer some advice to a professional looking to do a career “reset” from a position in finance; I hope that this column is helpful even if you’re planning a reset from any other industry!  More »

Keystone comments rushing in to State Dept.

Members of the public have filed more than 3,500 comments voicing their opinions on Keystone XL, just a week after the feds — once again — solicited input on the controversial pipeline.  More »

Keystone consultant disclosed ‘conflict of interest’ to feds

The consulting firm that wrote a largely favorable environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline disclosed to the State Department work it did that led to allegations of a conflict of interest after it won the contract, according to newly released documents.  More »

Cruz to GOP: Stop obsessing over Keystone XL

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz wants GOP lawmakers to move beyond Keystone XL and instead do more to unleash America’s energy potential.  More »

Canadian PM sees Keystone approval, with or without Obama

Canadia Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been openly critical of President Obama for repeatedly “punting” on Keystone and interfering with a long-standing and mutually beneficial energy relationship. If Barack Obama doesn’t approve the pipeline, he says, another president will.  More »

TransCanada asks Texas Supreme Court to skip Keystone review

TransCanada Corp. asked the Texas Supreme Court to reject a farmer’s request to review condemnation rulings allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to cross her land against her will.  More »

Uproar over Keystone far outweighs pipeline’s potential effect, analysts say

Both sides of the national furor over the Keystone XL Pipeline are reading too much into a recent government report on the pipeline’s environmental impact, and it’s possible that the political controversy has outgrown the proposed pipe itself, according to Wood Mackenzie.  More »

Keystone XL pipeline records sought in Sierra Club suit

Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s project.  More »

Commentary: Keystone XL — the cost of politics and illusion

As more time has gone by and more analyses completed, it is absolutely clear that Keystone has been driven by politics and bogus claims. Not science or the national interest.  More »

Republicans defend Keystone XL approach

House Republicans on Thursday defended their party’s decision not to tie Keystone XL to legislation increasing the nation’s debt limit. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said he expects final presidential approval later this year.  More »