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House passes Cramer-sponsored bill to speed Keystone pipeline

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline without the president’s signature. Continue Reading

Other Views: State says Keystone best option

March 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The long-awaited U.S. State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline confirms what project supporters have been saying for months: A state-of-the-art underground pipeline to carry Alberta tar sands crude oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast is environmentally far safer than all other options available to transport the oil. Continue Reading

Neb. governor OKs Keystone XL route through state

January 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Tuesday that avoids the state’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
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Keystone pipeline amendment among those batted down by senators

March 8, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON After lobbying by President Barack Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, the Senate Thursday defeated legislation to speed up construction of a U-S.-Canadian oil pipeline.
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OPINION: South Dakota workers need the Keystone XL pipeline

March 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

President Obama recently announced his much anticipated decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Unfortunately, the president rejected the project, devastating tens of thousands of Americans who hoped to work on the pipeline. Continue Reading

TransCanada may be ‘dead money’ after pipeline’s rejection

January 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

HOUSTON TransCanada Corp. may lag other energy infrastructure companies as it seeks new growth prospects following President Barack Obama’s rejection of its Keystone XL oil-sands crude pipeline. Continue Reading

Canada looks at alternatives to nixed US pipeline

January 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

TORONTO (AP) Canada is looking at alternatives for exporting its oil since U.S. President Barack Obama announced he was blocking a pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
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TransCanada exec says Asian markets an option

January 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) If the U.S. government doesn’t approve plans for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, Canadian oil producers will look to Asian markets, a company executive said Tuesday.
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Obama, Congress begin 2012 in oil pipeline dispute

January 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies. Continue Reading

Nebraska gives Keystone pipeline firm map of areas to avoid

December 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) The Canadian company that wants to build a $7 billion pipeline to carry tar sands oil across the Plains to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico now has an official map of environmentally sensitive areas to avoid in Nebraska. Continue Reading