Tag: Keystone XL

Senate on track to pass Keystone XL bill

After clearing a major procedural hurdle Thursday, the chamber was expected to pass the legislation authorizing Keystone XL. But the story is far from over for the legislation or the underlying TransCanada Corp. project.  More »

Senate votes on fracking & endangered species pave way for Keystone XL passage

The Senate rejected proposals involving liquefied natural gas exports, endangered species protections for the lesser prairie-chicken and hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Oil lobbying group buys Super Bowl ad

The ad was the single most expensive television spot of API’s recent campaign promoting the Keystone XL pipeline and other industry priorities  More »

Senate Democrats block bid to wind down Keystone XL debate

The procedural vote means that the Republicans are looking at days — if not weeks — of additional debate on the bill and the dozens of amendments that have been proposed to it, including proposals involving climate change, crude exports, Arctic drilling and whether EPA employees can carry firearms.  More »

Senate votes overwhelmingly that ‘climate change is real’

The language adopted by the Senate on Wednesday did not specify whether human activity was triggering the phenomenon.  More »

Hillary Clinton to speak in Canada amid debate over Keystone

The former U.S. secretary of state was to headline events in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in her first public speeches of 2015, a day after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address.  More »

Obama talks tough on climate change, Keystone XL

In his penultimate State of the Union address, Obama chided lawmakers who have been skeptical of climate change or humanity’s role in it and delivered a thinly veiled critique of the GOP-controlled Congress’ focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Senate to vote on climate change amid Keystone debate

Senators are about to wade into heated debates over climate change, the disposal of petroleum coke, a refining byproduct, and how environmental regulations apply to power plants burning coal refuse left behind from 19th-century mining operations.  More »

What to watch for in the State of the Union

As President Barack Obama delivers his penultimate State of the Union address Tuesday night, will he be the president who took aim at the oil industry’s tax breaks in 2009 or the one who celebrated natural gas just three years later?  More »

Oil producers lobby against export vote

U.S. oil producers are warning against an amendment aimed at blocking the export of Canadian crude transported by Keystone XL.  More »

Senate tees up votes on Keystone XL, exports, climate

The chamber is expected to vote on as many as three amendments to GOP-backed legislation to authorize the TransCanada Corp. pipeline on Tuesday, with more than four dozen other possibilities on the horizon.  More »

Poll: Republicans clash with voters on oil industry priorities

A new survey shows likely voters favor more renewable energy and slashing U.S. dependence on foreign oil — not the Keystone XL pipeline and crude exports.  More »

ConocoPhillips CEO: Crude exports vote not ripe yet

Ryan Lance said the issue isn’t “quite ready yet” for a vote, despite intense lobbying by oil producers who favor lifting the 40-year-old ban on most crude exports.  More »

Cruz to push crude exports

Sen. Ted Cruz is set to offer a proposal to lift the 40-year-old crude export ban, despite skepticism from both critics and supporters of the trade restrictions.  More »

On Senate’s to-do list: Keystone, climate change, crude exports

The Senate is gearing up to debate a host of energy industry priorities to start 2015.  More »
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