House lawmakers say they are in the dark about the DOJ-AP investigation. The House is expected to approve construction of part of the Keystone XL pipeline today. A fatal shooting in Orlando, Florida may be tied to the Boston Marathon bombing. The Boy Scouts organization meets to …
A big marketing campaign aims to convince Americans that Canada is a critical source of eco-friendly oil and that Keystone XL is a great idea.
Following closely on the heels of Ann’s argument concerning the flaws of the Keystone XL DEIS came a NYT story from John Broder with an interesting suggestion: if the administration approves the pipeline, then it should do something else in order to advance the battle against climate change: [C]ould some kind of deal be in […]
Our thoughts this morning are with those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives should pass a bill aiming to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, but some House Democrats are trying to offer amendments to clarify the true nature of the project. [The Hill] The House is expected to [...]
Tom Steyer, the billionaire climate activist, is threatening Barack Obama if he approves the Keystone XL pipeline. Steyer told Grist magazine that he thinks the vast majority of major fundraisers for Obama will turn their back on him...Show More Summary
Jon Queally reports Organizing For Action, say critics, cannot address climate change and remain silent on tar sands pipeline: Organizing for Action, the so-called "grassroots arm" of the Obama administration, was designed to harness...Show More Summary
Why the Keystone XL pipeline could boost refiners in a big way.
As political deliberations continue over the potential construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman take the opportunity to discuss which investors stand to benefit by this pipeline going ahead as proposed. Show More Summary
Listen to the podcast of “Lines in the Sand,” Elizabeth Kolbert’s Comment about carbon-dioxide levels and Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Illustration by Tom Bachtell....read more
There's a process for approving projects like the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry petroleum from the tar sand deposits of Alberta to the refineries of the Texas Gulf Coast. That process is set by the National Environmental Protection...Show More Summary
Tiffany Germain is a Senior Climate/Energy Researcher in the Think Progress War Room. The Canadian government has nearly doubled its spending to promote the Keystone XL pipeline to $16.5 million, up from $9 million a year ago. This dramatic spending increase is a result of an increased lobbying effort the government is planning, which includes [...]
The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert explains why the Keystone XL pipeline must be a line in the sand for a livable future.
Elon Musk has decided to leave the immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us after it funded advertisements for senators supporting oil drilling in Alaska and the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada. The FWD.us group was founded...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is still playing it cool with environmentalists. First it skirted the protracted battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, which could carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the American Gulf Coast. Now it’s facing opposition to proposed fracking regulations on tens of millions of acres of government land. Show More Summary
The past few weeks have brought some surprising developments and contradictions in the Keystone XL pipeline saga.
The State Department, still with "egg on its face" from its statement that Keystone XL would have little impact on climate change, sunk a little lower today as the most respected elders, and chiefs of 10 sovereign nations turned their backs on State Department representatives and walked out during a meeting.
Canada’s right-wing Prime Minister is in New York today trying to convince lawmakers that the tar sands are okay, and that the Keystone XL pipeline should go ahead. At the same time, Canada’s environment minister is in London trying to convince politicians there that tar sands crude is the same as regular sweet crude, and should not be subject to a polluter tax.
It’s been a tough week for President Barack Obama, but Republicans are not passing up an opportunity to take a hit at him for what they say is a needless delay of approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.
There has been a slow steady drip of indicators that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently there was Obama’s statements at a fundraiser and Biden claiming that he is “in the minority” in the administration who opposes the pipeline. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper turned into a pitch man for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline on Thursday, telling a New York audience the project is so important that Washington has to approve ...