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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 »

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 »

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 »

House passes Keystone XL bill

The 266-153 House vote came just hours after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling left intact the pipeline’s proposed route through the state and ahead of Senate debate set to begin Monday on an identical bill.  More »

Nebraska ruling upholds Keystone XL route

The ruling now shifts attention to the nation’s capital, where the State Department, Congress and the White House all are playing a role in deciding whether TransCanada Corp. wins a permit to build the $8 billion border-crossing pipeline.  More »

Oil industry group to score lawmakers’ energy votes

In launching a new scorecard, the American Energy Alliance is following the lead of environmental groups that have long rated lawmakers for their votes in Congress.  More »

Senate panel approves Keystone XL bill, despite veto threat

The 13-9 vote to approve the measure — with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin the lone Democrat crossing party lines to back the bill — paves the way for Senate floor debate to begin as soon as Monday.  More »

Could negotiation end Keystone XL showdown?

Sen. John Cornyn suggested Wednesday that GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama could find a middle ground on the controversial pipeline.  More »

White House: Obama won’t sign Keystone legislation

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.  More »

Democrats plan Keystone XL counterattack

Republicans are planning an all-out blitz for the Keystone XL pipeline, but Democrats are vowing a vigorous defense.  More »

Keystone XL bill hits fast track on Senate

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.  More »
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