Category: Keystone XL

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 »

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 »