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Keystone XL foes seek health study on pipeline

Two Senate Democrats on Friday strengthened their push against the Keystone XL pipeline, unveiling a letter from public health groups urging the Obama administration to study the medical risks associated with the project.  More »

Latino group joins Keystone XL fight

A Latino political organizing group has joined environmentalists’ crusade against Keystone XL, saying Hispanics who live near Gulf Coast refineries have much to lose from the pipeline.  More »

TransCanada makes final appeal for Keystone XL

Keystone XL is the safest and most environmentally sound way to transport Canadian and North Dakota oil to Gulf Coast refineries, TransCanada Corp., said in its last-ditch appeal for the pipeline’s approval. The Calgary-based company’s assertions joined more than 100,000 comments filed with the State Department, as it weighs whether Keystone XL is in the “national interest.”  More »

Official: Canadian oil won’t hurt ND production

The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says proposed increases of crude from Canada’s oil sands likely won’t have an impact on the state’s soaring oil production.  More »

Is shale running short on ‘PowerBars’?

North America may be in the midst of an energy renaissance, but that could be slowed or derailed by several limitations, including nature.  More »

Canadian leader: Keystone XL decision coming soon

A final decision on Keystone XL could be coming “fairly soon,” Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver speculated Tuesday.  More »

Oil-sands cargos face tougher US rail-shipping rules

Train shipments of crude are under review across North America after a U.S. emergency order requiring new safety measures to prevent accidents.  More »

Keystone foes shift focus to health

Sen. Barbara Boxer on Wednesday sought to shift the heated debate over Keystone XL from climate change to the public health effects of processing the oil sands it would transport from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.  More »

TransCanada CEO ‘undeterred’ by new hurdle for Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. officials said Thursday they are undaunted by a Nebraska court ruling that analysts widely believe will mean more delays for the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Republicans defend Keystone XL approach

House Republicans on Thursday defended their party’s decision not to tie Keystone XL to legislation increasing the nation’s debt limit. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, said he expects final presidential approval later this year.  More »

Lawmakers consider setting deadline for Obama’s Keystone XL decision

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project.  More »

Canadian group pitches Alaska rail line for oil sands

A Vancouver-based group is proposing a 1,600-mile railroad to transport bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to Delta Junction, where the project’s creators hope to tap into TAPS, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.  More »
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