Category: Keystone XL

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 »

Oil industry cartoon targets anti-Keystone cowboys

Cowboys and Indians who rode on horseback through the nation’s capital this week to protest against the Keystone XL pipeline are fighting back against a new oil industry ad satirizing the effort.  More »

Rolling Stone: Obama largely has decided to reject Keystone XL

A new Rolling Stone magazine report says President Barack Obama has all but decided to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, citing two high-level Obama administration sources.  More »

Cowboys and Indians join forces to protest Keystone XL (photos)

A group of ranchers, farmers and indigenous leaders set up an unusual display in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, building a teepee encampment on the National Mall and riding horses past the Capitol to oppose the border-crossing pipeline.  More »

Latest Keystone delay ignored as Canadian oil stocks rally

“If Keystone gets approved, then great, but the system is working fine without it,” said Robert Mark, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc. “There’s a lot of Keystone fatigue out there.”  More »

Obama administration delays action on Keystone XL

The Obama administration on Friday said it was giving eight federal agencies more time to weigh in on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move almost certain to delay a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.  More »

How Hollywood helps Keystone foes in the pipeline battle

Having Hollywood stars and former heads of state on your side doesn’t assure success, but it can help “build up public concern and real outrage,” said Larry Noble, a counsel at the Campaign Legal Center.  More »

Former US president joins opposition to Keystone XL

In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, the former president insisted that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe.  More »

Keystone foes make drastic last-ditch effort

“We’re trying to create as much pressure as we can on President Obama,” one environmentalist said. “We want to personalize this. This isn’t just the faceless masses.”  More »

Keystone opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project’s path.  More »

Keystone XL foes seek health study on pipeline

Two Senate Democrats on Friday strengthened their push against the Keystone XL pipeline, unveiling a letter from public health groups urging the Obama administration to study the medical risks associated with the project.  More »