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Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, speaks at a press event at the pipe yard for TransCanadaƕs Houston Lateral Project in Mont Belvieu, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

TransCanada touts carbon reduction programs in latest Keystone push

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The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would directly link the oil sands of Alberta to a midwestern U.S. oil hub, has been awaiting the presidential authorization it needs to cross the border for seven years.
(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Documents show FBI illegally spied on Houston Keystone activists

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The documents, about 80 pages obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the investigation was opened in early 2013 after a meeting of the FBI and TransCanada. It was closed in June 2014 after the bureau failed to identify extremist activity amongst anti-Keystone demonstrators, the Guardian reports.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, along with Mayor Julian Castro speak with Madison High School students in San Antonio about their solar car initiative.  (Photo: Helen L. Montoya/San Antonio Express News)

Ernest Moniz: Changing business models in energy demand new infrastructure investments

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Energy Secretary Moniz spoke to FuelFix about and the changing face of domestic energy and the need to modernize the nation’s aging infrastructure for moving oil, gas and electricity.
(Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

South Dakota hearing on Keystone XL pipeline delayed

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Pipeline opponents asked for the hearing postponement in South Dakota because they said the original schedule was too tight.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The White House has released a four-year energy plan, Quadrennial Energy Review, designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CERAWeek: Ernest Moniz envisions more energy-swapping between North American powers

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Broadening the transfer of energy and power resources across North American borders could yield big benefits for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Report: Energy issues dominate congressional agenda – with little to show for it

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Energy and environmental issues have gotten more votes in the Senate than any other issue so far this year, even though none of the measures have become law, according to a new analysis.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

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The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. A similar bill was defeated last year after it became enmeshed in a partisan fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. (AFP PHOTO/Mandel Ngan)

Senate clashes with Obama on Keystone XL veto

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Senate champions of Keystone XL failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would authorize the pipeline on Wednesday.
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Celebrities line up to blast Keystone XL

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The singers, filmmakers and actors — including “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp and Dawn Oliveri of “House of Lies” — lay out arguments against the pipeline in a new video.
(Dmitry Beliakov/Bloomberg News)

Effort to seize Nebraska land for pipeline remain on hold

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The proposed pipeline still needs presidential approval before it could be built across Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska to connect with existing pipelines.