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Former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., left, appears at a hearing with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Landrieu calls Obama’s offshore drilling plan a ‘gross injustice to Gulf Coast states’

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Former Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., took aim at the plan in her first statement since losing reelection last December.
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.
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)

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

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GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.
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Senate vote on Keystone XL set to be close

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The latest drama over Keystone XL is headed into its final act, as the Senate prepares to vote on legislation that would authorize the pipeline. And it’s likely to be a nail biter.
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Keystone left behind as Canadian oil pours into U.S.

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The expansion shows Canadians are finding alternative entry points into the U.S. while the Keystone saga drags on.
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House passes Keystone XL bill

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The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, even as Senate supporters work to line up 60 votes to send the measure to the White House.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Keystone XL backers counting votes in Senate

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Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are racing to line up 60 votes in favor of the project, ahead of a milestone vote next Tuesday.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (Billy Smith II / Chronicle)

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

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Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a Capitol Hill rally for Keystone XL earlier this year. (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Landrieu leading charge for Keystone pipeline vote

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Echoing Landrieu’s plea were moderate Democrats from Republican states, who argued for the project that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.
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Key election day races to watch over energy issues

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Energy issues loom large in some election day contests.