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Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama’s hand on Keystone

October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Bar…continue reading on

Thousands attend anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska

September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports politici…continue reading on

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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