Washington (CNN) - John Podesta, the Democratic wise man brought on by President Barack Obama to assist on health care and climate issues, won't advise the President when he decides whether or not to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The decision to abstain from the Keystone decision-making was Podesta's suggestion, the White House said […]
An incoming senior White House adviser, John Podesta, won’t work on issues surrounding the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project, the White House said Wednesday.
The fate of the northern leg of the Keystone pipeline is still up in the air, but the southern leg is now complete and will start delivering oil to refineries in January.
New or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following. Keystone XL Pipeline Project: Key Issues, December 2, 2013 Mountaintop Mining: Background on Current Controversies, December 2, 2013 Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Show More Summary
Oil sands development and the Keystone XL pipeline were already on the defensive against significant public rejection. Wikileaks, Podesta, and fresh unburnable-carbon research add more three more nails to the tar sands coffin.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Podesta, a former White House chief of staff who is to join President Barack Obama's team as an adviser, is recusing himself from the Keystone XL pipeline issue, a White House aide said on Tuesday.
Keystone XL's southern half is one step closer to opening for business. TransCanada announced that "on Saturday, December 7, 2013, the company began to inject oil into the Gulf Coast Project pipeline as it moves closer to the start of commercial service." The Sierra Club's legal challenge to stop the pipeline was recently denied by the U.S. Show More Summary
Industry plans to use some of the nation's largest freshwater resources to transport tar sands crude and fracking wastewater raise questions of priorities. The post Forget Keystone XL: Dangerous Tar Sands May Soon Be Traversing The Country By Barge appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A federal pipeline safety official admitted on camera recently that he made a point of ensuring his home wasn’t in the path of any pipelines before buying it, and that he wouldn't advise anyone to build in the path of a pipeline. The...Show More Summary
Environmental group NextGen Climate Action, founded by wealthy California Democrat Tom Steyer, tackled one of its favorite targets Monday, the Keystone XL pipeline, in a conference sponsored by Mr. Steyer in Washington.
This Thanksgiving, Americans can be thankful that Canadian tar sands crude isn’t flowing across the border through the Keystone XL to refineries and export facilities on the Gulf Coast. Canada, which is home to the third largest deposit of oil on the planet, is looking to export the fuel source from U.S. Show More Summary
Although TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has received the lion's share of media attention, another key border-crossing pipeline benefitting tar sands producers was approved on November 19 by the U.S. State Department. Enter...Show More Summary
Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog Pete Festersen Want to talk to Democrat Pete Festersen about Obamacare or the Keystone XL pipeline? You’re not alone—Nebraska Watchdog has also asked. Festersen announced in mid-October that he’s running for Republican Congressman Lee Terry’s seat next year, but Festersen is not running and talking at the same time, at...
Former energy secretary Steven Chu told Canadian business leaders to focus more on renewable energy and less on the Keystone XL pipeline when considering the future of the North American energy industry. The post Former U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu Urges Canada And U.S. To Focus On Renewables appeared first on ThinkProgress.
I must say, I almost have to give them credit for finally, practically coming to grips with the fact that...
JUST A ‘FEEL GOOD’ MEASURE?: The Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline but critics say the council should concentrate on local matters instead. By Rob Nikolewski ? New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE, N.M. – The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will not go through Santa Fe. In fact, it...
The ever-wise Yogi Berra once quipped "It's like déjà vu all over again," a truism applicable to a recent huge decision handed down by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. A story covered only by McClatchyShow More Summary
The increased use of oil via rail is estimated to move just as much oil into the U.S. as TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline. If it is getting here anyway, then do we even need it?
“TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline: Eliminate America’s reliance on foreign energy” –headline on new television ad sponsored by TransCanada The Fact Checker was watching “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” the other night when this commercial touting the Keystone XL pipeline appeared. The sound was muted, so at first we only noticed the headline about ending […]