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U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), at the White House November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security

The move ends — for now — a seven-year saga over the proposed pipeline.

Obama’s State Department rejects request to halt Keystone XL review

Although the move stopped short of a final decision on the $8 billion project, it was seen as paving the way for an eventual rejection of the proposed pipeline.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, with Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR., right, points to the Capitol building during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sanders: Obama should reject Keystone XL before Paris climate talks

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined prominent environmentalists in urging Obama to reject Keystone XL now — weeks before international climate negotiations.
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada delay could fix Obama administration’s Keystone dilemma

The Calgary-based company called for a delay while a Nebraska route review is underway, a process expected to take seven months to a year.
(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)

Oil crash spreading political strife around the world, State Department rep says

The collapse in oil and natural gas prices is creating an uneasy situation for some producing nations that rely on that revenue to function, a U.S. state department official said Tuesday at a conference in Houston.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

TransCanada asks State Department to suspend long-running review of Keystone XL

The pause, requested in a letter from the Calgary-based company to the State Department, adds new uncertainty to the controversy over the proposed pipeline.
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

Broadening the transfer of energy and power resources across North American borders could yield big benefits for the United States, Canada and Mexico.
A panel of Middle East experts discusses OPEC's role amid the U.S. shale boom at IHS Energy's CERAWeek conference. (Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: OPEC’s not dead, just different

OPEC no longer has the same stranglehold over oil markets it once had, but it’s wrong to declare the cartel dead, a panel of Middle East experts and analysts said Tuesday.
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Celebrities line up to blast Keystone XL

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.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

The fight over the $8 billion project is far from over, with Republicans vowing to try again to force construction and a White House spokesman stressing that Obama’s veto does not foreclose an eventual permit for TransCanada’s proposed border-crossing pipeline.