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 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
More than 10,000 miles of oil pipelines are being planned and built, while Washington dithers over Keystone.
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
Oil producers and energy traders need to build a robust capability that can handle all that risk data efficiently
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
"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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy oil it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.
A continued delay in the construction of Keystone XL looks like a win for Buffett's BNSF and other railroad stocks.
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.
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
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?
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
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