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New safety requirements set for Keystone pipeline

May 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Joan Lowy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Keystone pipeline supporters seek quick Senate vote

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By David Espo and Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that enviro…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Industry poll: 70 percent Americans support Keystone XL

April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

The American Petroleum Institute is using a new poll to show Americans’ support for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

With the latest delay — the State Department on Friday said federal agencies needed more time to review the project in li…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Jimmy Carter joins Keystone foes as both sides search for celebrity support

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, calling it a “linchpin for tar sands expansion and the increased pollution that will follow.”

Carter joined nine other Nobel laureat…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Despite opposition, many landowners await Keystone pipeline

March 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Grant Schulte

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

The 69-year-ol…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Noem expects pipeline approval before Obama’s term ends

March 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem believes President Barack Obama will decide whether to approve the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline before the end of his term in 2016.

Noem supports the pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada through parts of Mon…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

February 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) — A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department’s inspector genera…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Time to approve pipeline

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

We totally get opponents’ environmental worries about the Canadian Keystone XL Pipeline project — if the oil conduit were being built in a perfect world where all ideals were practically attainable when we wished.

Unfortunately, the Keystone proj…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Time to approve pipeline

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

We totally get opponents’ environmental worries about the Canadian Keystone XL Pipeline project — if the oil conduit were being built in a perfect world where all ideals were practically attainable when we wished.

Unfortunately, the Keystone proj…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com