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Nebraska Court’s Keystone Plan Could Bring October Surprise

The Supreme Court of Nebraska plans to hear arguments the first week of September in the state’s appeal of a property rights case that could block the Keystone XL pipeline, which will likely push any White House decision on Keystone’s approval until after the mid-term elections, according to people familiar with the case.

Nebraska Supreme Court sets hearing on Keystone XL case for September. Ruling likely after midterms

Juliet Eilperin reports that the Nebraska Supreme Court will hold its first hearing in a case over the route of the Keystone XL pipeline in September. Although the court could rule as early at October in Thompson v. Heineman, it might also not rule for several months, well past the midterm elections. Show More Summary

Mysterious blast at Chevron plant shakes pollution-weary Texas town

Keystone XL, Syrian chemical weapons waste, and a fresh Chevron explosion: How much pollution can Port Arthur take?

Tar Sands Expansion Cools Down Without Keystone XL

A series of recent energy industry announcements is pouring the proverbial cold water on the argument that tar sands development will happen at the same pace and scale with or without major infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline. read more

Obama Continues his Attack on U.S. Energy

The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline is a perfect example of the way President Obama and his administration has engaged in, not just a war on coal, but on all forms of energy the nation has and needs. Even his State Department admits there is no reason to refuse its construction and, as turmoil […]

Open thread for night owls: Keystone XL looking iffier with expiration of South Dakota permit

Heather Smith at Grist writes With one more nail in its coffin, is Keystone XL history? This past weekend, on June 29, TransCanada’s permit from the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to build the Keystone XL pipeline quietly expired. Well, sort of quietly. Show More Summary

With one more nail in its coffin, is Keystone XL history?

South Dakota's permit to build the pipeline just expired, making it that much harder for Transcanada to resume construction -- whatever the Obama administration decides.

An American Moment

You might want to save this date: September 21. Here's why. Activists working to address the climate crisis have been cautiously cheering President Obama this year -- for telegraphing that he's likely to reject the Keystone XL tar sands...Show More Summary

Alex MacLean’s Aerial Images of Tar Sands Reveal Shocking Details About Keystone XL Source

Having worked on projects in the past with renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben, MacLean considers himself a “quasi-activist.” He saw some images by other photographers working in the tar sands like Garth Lenz and Louis Helbig, which piqued his interest

Has Canada Given Up On America In Respect To Keystone XL?

If they have, we shouldn’t be surprised. Canada has become more and more upset over the dithering by Team Obama, and has threatened many times that they will give up on the U.S. and send the tar sands oil elsewhere, particularly to China...Show More Summary

Louisiana congressman: Remove Reid as majority leader to pass Keystone in Senate

CNN) - Rep. Bill Cassidy has one solution for moving legislation on the Keystone XL Pipeline through the Senate: Remove its top obstructionist. “We must stop Harry Reid and the senators who support him from blocking the Keystone XL pipeline – blocking the jobs, the opportunity that it creates,” Cassidy said in a weekly GOP […]

Out with Keystone XL, In with Enbridge Northern Gateway

Claiming it could no longer abide the Obama administration's five-year refusal to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline designed to bring 830,000 barrels a day of much-needed Alberta shale oil to U.S. refineries, the Canadian government recently approved plans for a huge new pipeline and port project to ship that oil to Asia instead. Show More Summary

GOP: Obama bowing to Democratic base with Keystone XL delays

Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says the president and Democrats in Congress would rather please environmentalists than create jobs

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

On June 6, the  U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit handed down a ruling that will serve as important precedent for the ongoing federal legal battles over the Keystone XL and Flanagan South tar sands pipelines. In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Show More Summary

Beyond the Keystone XL Pipeline

There's much more to TransCanada than the controversial Keystone XL project.

Why Oil Train Tragedies May Help Kinder Morgan

Environmentalists have, at least temporarily, blocked the Keystone XL pipeline, primarily on fears of environmental dangers. However, the result of North America's oil boom, coupled with insufficient pipeline supply has resulted in strong growth of oil train shipments. Show More Summary

Spotlight on Green News & Views: Tar sands oil without Keystone XL, 5 Nebraska coal plants to close

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary

Somebody's The Dog, Somebody's The Pony

Today, the Senate Energy Committee converted itself into a contribution-in-kind for Mary Landrieu, to whom it gave a show-vote of approval to our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline, the continent-spanning death funnel that proposes to bring the world's

The Climate Post: Senate Clears Way for Keystone XL Pipeline

The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 12 to 10 on a bill Wednesday approving the long-debated Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline, which would transport oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, requires presidential approval as it crosses international boundaries. Show More Summary

Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu pointedly leading the charge

In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada...

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