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This aerial photo shows an oil sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from projects in Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Canada steps up US pipeline lobbying efforts

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Canada has stepped up its lobbying after the Obama administration delayed a decision on an oil pipeline critical to the country’s economic future.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Heineman says Nebraska still needs pipeline law

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Nebraska needs a law to address concerns over the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline even though the U.S. State Department decided Thursday to delay the hot-button project for at least a year, Gov. Dave Heineman said.
Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President says much to consider in pipeline route

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President Barack Obama tells Omaha television station KETV that the potential jobs created by a proposed oil pipeline through Nebraska must be weighed against any possible health risks to the public.
Pres. Barack Obama (AP file photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama risks alienating supporters with pipeline decision

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The crowd of wealthy Democratic fundraisers and donors who protested outside President Obama’s $5,000-a-head San Francisco fundraiser last week — dubbed the “powerful and the POd” — aren’t going away.
Zombies, like the ones in AMC's THE WALKING DEAD, are more popular than ever. (Photo: AMC)

Zombie protesters hate natural gas drilling, Keystone XL

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Protesters in Austin plan to dress up as “oil zombies” for a Halloween-themed protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, an Austin television station reported this morning.
Bobby Petty, with the "Veterans for Keystone XL," speaks in support of the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would connect Canadian tar sands to Port Arthur refineries. (Photo: Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise)

TransCanada CEO surprised at furor over pipeline

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Environmental activists, religious groups and young people inspired by the protests against Wall Street plan to rally in opposition to a Canadian company’s plan to pipe oil from tar sands in western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Environmental activists gather outside the White House as they continue a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Both sides gearing up for Keystone pipeline meetings

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Foes and supporters of a proposed pipeline that would connect Canadian oil fields with Gulf Coast refineries are set to square off at public meetings beginning today in Port Arthur.
President Barack Obama meets with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Map Room of the White House. (Pete Souza/The White House/MCT)

Nobel Prize winners write Obama opposing TransCanada’s pipeline

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and six other Nobel Peace Prize winners urged fellow laureate, President Barack Obama, to reject TransCanada Corp.’s proposed $7 billion pipeline across six U.S. states.