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Will Oregon's Congressional Democrats Walk Their Environmental Talk?

Oregon’s Congressional Democrats have generally strong pro-environmental voting records, at 90% or higher. Kurt Schrader, the only Democrat to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline, is the exception at 73%. (Republican Greg Walden is a woeful 11%) Here’s what their websites say about their environmental positions: Earl Blumenauer: “... Show More Summary

The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline but...

The President Should Not Only Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline but Stop it Permanently The President says he’ll veto the Keystone XL pipeline. He should do more, and put an end to the project altogether. He has he authority. Oil fromShow More Summary

Behind The Keystone XL Smokescreen – Pipelines Are Booming!

More than 10,000 miles of oil pipelines are being planned and built, while Washington dithers over Keystone.

Energy Quote of the Day: On Obama's Changing Keystone Oil Pipeline Stance

President Obama has used increasingly negative rhetoric in recent months when discussing the Keystone XL pipeline. The President’s remarks have left most observers with the impression that he will reject the controversial pipeline’s permit and cancel the project once and for all. read more

Forget About Keystone XL — Canadian Crude Is Coming

Oil producers and energy traders need to build a robust capability that can handle all that risk data efficiently

Florida Environmental Staffer Says He Was Reprimanded For Talking About Climate Change

A Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager says he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline at an inter-agency meeting last month. The Tallahassee Democrat...Show More Summary

Congressman: The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Worth Building Even If It Only Creates One Job

"People argue about how many jobs it would create," the congressman said. "One's enough for me!" The post Congressman: The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Worth Building Even If It Only Creates One Job appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Keystone XL Distraction: Industry Has Built 11,600 Miles of Oil Pipeline With Little Public Resistance

Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections...Show More Summary

While We’ve Been Debating Keystone, The U.S. Has Grown Its Pipeline Network By Almost A Quarter

In the seven years that Americans have been waiting for a federal decision on Keystone XL, pipeline construction in the U.S. has surged. The post While We’ve Been Debating Keystone, The U.S. Has Grown Its Pipeline Network By Almost A Quarter appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Line 61 to Dwarf Keystone XL

Operated by Canadian energy firm Enbridge, Line 61 currently runs 560,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day between Superior, Wisconsin -- where it connects to some of Enbridge's Canadian oil lines -- and Pontiac, Illinois. This year, however,...Show More Summary

Line 61, the Oil Pipeline That Will Dwarf Keystone XL

2 weeks agoNews : Vice News

An oil pipeline in Wisconsin is quietly poised to transport more Canadian tar sands oil than Keystone. And almost no one outside the state is talking about it.

Obama gives strongest hint yet that he may reject TransCanada's application to build Keystone XL

President Obama spoke Friday to students at Benedict College. At a town hall meeting at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, Friday, President Obama indicated once again that he may not approve a permit for building the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline. Show More Summary

Washington Post: President Obama is Lying About the Keystone Pipeline

When President Obama vetoed a bill that would have sped up the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, he repeated several false claims which were in direct contradiction to the U.S. State Department assessment of the project. The Washington Post took him to task on these claims. read more

Watch Obama call tar-sands oil “extremely dirty”

The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy oil it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.

Did Obama Just Do Warren Buffett and Railroad Stocks a Huge Favor?

A continued delay in the construction of Keystone XL looks like a win for Buffett's BNSF and other railroad stocks.

Keystone XL oil pipeline: What you need to know about the dispute

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

One of the biggest environmental controversies of the Obama administration got locked up in Congress again this week, when the Republican-controlled Senate failed to override President Obama's recent veto of legislation that would have forced a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Obama Notes Concerns Over 'Extraordinarily Dirty' Canada Oil Extraction

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday repeated concerns that the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project will only create "about 300" permanent jobs and poses environmental concerns. "The reason that a lot...Show More Summary

Getting Media to Take Climate Threats Seriously? There's a Snowball's Chance

Speaking of the laugh riot that is climate change, have you heard the one about the pipeline that would carry a third more tar sands crude oil than Keystone XL?

Senate fails to override Obama’s Keystone XL veto

The Senate put one more nail in the Keystone XL Pipeline’s coffin yesterday when it failed to override President Obama’s presidential veto of the project. With a two-thirds majority needed for the override to succeed, the Senate only managed to get 62

How Energy Industry Benefited From Keystone XL Veto

The energy industry in the U.S. has a love/hate relationship with the government. On the one hand, it hates virtually every tax, regulation or barrier between business and production, on the other hand, when production tightens due to government intervention, prices can in fact grow. Show More Summary

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