U.S. Senator John Cornyn speaks to the audience at the GOP election night party in Austin on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

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Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., right, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, where they discussed  their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House: Obama won’t sign Keystone legislation

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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.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats plan Keystone XL counterattack

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Republicans are planning an all-out blitz for the Keystone XL pipeline, but Democrats are vowing a vigorous defense.
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Keystone XL bill hits fast track on Senate

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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.
A rig works in the Barnett Shale. (Enervest)

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

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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 […]
President Barack Obama arrives at TransCanada's pipe yard in Cushing, Okla., in 2012. The southern leg of Keystone XL did not require State Department approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Obama downplays Keystone XL benefits

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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.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

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Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (Billy Smith II / Chronicle)

Energy leaders pledge cooperation despite discord over Keystone

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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.
Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

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Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, turns from a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senate rejects Keystone XL bill

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Republican leaders are vowing to try again once they take over the chamber in January.