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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

This post has been updated.  President Obama vetoed a bill authorizing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, carrying out a threat to reject one of the first measures the Republican-led Congress sent to the president's desk. Show More Summary

View from the left—building a climate movement around Keystone XL

16 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In October of 2011, the National Journal ran this headline about the Keystone XL pipeline debate: "Insiders: Obama Will Approve Keystone XL Pipeline This Year." The article's lede noted that "virtually all" or "70 percent" of the publication's...Show More Summary

Why Keystone stays alive

President Barack Obama last week vetoed legislation that would have greenlighted the Keystone XL pipeline, linking Canadian oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Senate lacks the votes to override Obama's veto. Yet Keystone isn't dead. Both Democrats and Republicans have an interest in...

No Deal Can Make up For Keystone XL

Three days ago, President Obama pulled out his veto pen to derail the latest attempt by Big Oil's members of Congress to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then, there's been a lot of chatter among pundits about what the...Show More Summary

Keystone ‘would do little for US jobs’

Barack Obama says the US should focus on “American infrastructure for American jobs for American producers”. ||| Washington - President Barack Obama criticised the Keystone XL pipeline as a boon to Canadian oil producers that gives short shrift to American workers, saying the US should focus on backing domestic energy projects. Show More Summary

President Obama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill

RT | — As promised, US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill from Congress which will halt construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Defying the wishes of the Republican-led House…

The Symbolic Politics of Keystone XL

2 days agoNews : News Desk

Yesterday, as expected, President Obama vetoed a Republican bill approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The G.O.P. leadership on Capitol Hill has said that it will try to get enough votes to override the veto. At this stage,...Show More Summary

Does Obama's Keystone Veto Matter?

The Keystone XL pipeline is a distraction from what’s really needed to solve climate change. This week President Obama is widely expected to veto a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline, which would transport...Show More Summary

Keystone XL Pipeline Veto: Right Decision at the Right Time

We don't need Congress to be a pipeline permitting agency. And, there's a good process in place that lets president decide whether transboundary energy projects are in the national interest. The Keystone pipeline has repeatedly been shown to be dangerous to our water, communities, and climate. read more

Mining & Fracking World Whirl: 24 Feb 2015

Rachel Maddow on two major oil fires on either side of the country. Big News:  President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill. Worldwide. Sand is disappearing around the world, through legal and illegal means.  It’s becoming yet more natural resources we are consuming far too fast.  Preview from PBS’ up-coming full-length feature on [...]

Why Obama Is So Autocratic About Environmental Policy

After President Obama’s veto this week of legislation demanding the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, congressional Republicans are charging him with once again flouting the will of the duly elected legislative branch. The charge...Show More Summary

Obama Just Vetoed Keystone, But the Pipeline's Most Important Fight Isn't in Washington

President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued his third and most controversial veto of his presidency: a bill to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline. There was no photo-op. “I would not anticipate a lot of drama or fanfare around it,??? White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday.Not from Demo

Keystone Veto Buys Environment At Least 3 Or 4 More Hours

3 days agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—Emphasizing the numerous ecological benefits of blocking the proposed legislation, experts confirmed Wednesday that President Obama’s decision to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill should buy the environment an additional three or f...

Celebs Call on Obama To Veto Keystone Bill

More than 100 celebrities, including actors and musicians, united together Tuesday to urge President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The famous names, including Neil Young, Read More The post Celebs Call on Obama To Veto Keystone Bill appeared first on Ecorazzi.

No, Obama did not veto the Keystone XL pipeline

But from the misleading messages some green groups have been spreading on social media, you'd think he really did.

Obama’s Keystone XL veto not a death blow to controversial pipeline

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

President Obama on Tuesday vetoed the bill Congress passed this month forcing approval of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. But the project isn’t dead yet, and the U.S. State Department’s long approval process for the Keystone XL continues. The bill, an effort by Congress to override the State...

Some Unions Think Supporting Keystone XL Was A Mistake

3 days agoNews : Vice News

President Obama vetoed legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, and some labor activists think its time for unions to join the climate movement.

Obama was right to veto the Keystone XL pipeline — but not for the reason you think

Unsurprisingly, President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline bill on Tuesday. Even less surprisingly, he was immediately excoriated by the pipeline’s supporters and lauded by its opponents. But the president was right to veto it, if only to maximize his leverage. For all the rhetoric and political capital expended on Keystone XL, the pipeline itself […]

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline

He didn’t want to do it. He felt he... owed it to us: President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a threat to reject a proposal embraced by Republicans as a jobs measure but opposed by environmentalists as contributing to climate change. […]

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