Tag: Barack Obama

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 »

New Democratic senator finds identity as Obama energy critic

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp fashioned herself as an independent-minded candidate as she won an upset victory in 2012. And she has carried that ethos into her second year in office, emerging as perhaps the White House’s most consistent Democratic critic on energy policy.  More »

Democratic senators press Obama on deadline for Keystone decision

Eleven senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday calling for President Obama to set a May 31 deadline for the long-awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Oil prices gain on US economic outlook

The price of oil edged up Tuesday as strong U.S. factory output boosted the outlook for the world’s biggest economy.  More »

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.  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 »

Keystone XL protesters hold vigil in downtown Houston

Dozens of environmental activists demonstrated at the Federal Building in downtown Houston Monday evening, calling on President Barack Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Keystone’s billionaire foe urges review of ‘defective’ analysis

Billionaire Tom Steyer, a Democratic Party donor and Keystone XL foe, called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to begin a review of the “defective” environmental analysis on the pipeline released last week.  More »

Keystone pipeline bigger for producers than TransCanada

For producers, Keystone is the earliest export line scheduled to ease bottlenecks which have helped push Canadian heavy crude $27 a barrel below the U.S. benchmark and are costing the industry about C$18 billion a year, according to Chevron Corp.  More »

New Obama adviser will not work on Keystone XL

A new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will not be involved in deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the White House said Wednesday.  More »

Keystone foe John Podesta joins Obama inner circle

John Podesta’s return to the White House places an opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline within President Barack Obama’s inner circle as the administration weighs whether to approve the project.  More »

Keystone backers await report vital to pipeline’s fate

Supporters and foes of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline are bracing for the release of an environmental analysis from the U.S. government that could determine the $5.4 billion project’s fate.  More »
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