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Protesters march to the White House and urge Pres. Obama to reject the Keystone
Two consulting firms provided State Department with key analysis of whether the pipeline would speed development of Canada's oil sands.
The State Department's recent conclusion that the Keystone XL pipeline "is unlikely to have a...
Mar 6, 2013 | Read More
Gina McCarthy
In past speeches, the expected nominee for EPA administrator has pushed for tough climate policies and reached out to help industry prepare.
President Obama's expected choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is Gina McCarthy, who...
Feb 27, 2013 | Read More
Likely DOE nominee Ernest Moniz has already drawn fire from some environmentalists for being pro-industry. But his speeches reveal a more nuanced position.
The likely nomination of nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to lead the Department of Energy has drawn...
Feb 21, 2013 | Read More
Enbridge construction of the new 6B pipeline in Michigan, October 2012.
Landowners say their concerns have been ignored and that Enbridge has been aggressive and inconsiderate in acquiring their land.
Michigan regulators agreed last week to allow Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. to replace a...
Feb 7, 2013 | Read More
Oil spill cleanup on the Yellowstone River, July 2011.
Current guidelines say emergency response must be 'prompt and effective.' New report says that's not good enough.
2/5/13: This story has been updated to include information from PHMSA received after publication....
Feb 5, 2013 | Read More
Construction on the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas
The EPA found serious flaws in two earlier environmental reviews. Soon it will have another opportunity to weigh in, with climate impacts a major concern.
1/31/13: The story has been updated with comments from industry. 1/30/13: This story has been...
Jan 30, 2013 | Read More
Cleanup workers removing submerged oil.
EPA demands some dredging of Kalamazoo River, but the Canadian company responsible for the million gallon spill is objecting. Clean-up is in its 3rd year.
Two and a half years after the costliest oil pipeline spill in U.S. history, the company...
Jan 28, 2013 | Read More
Texas landowner protests construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pip
A thorough and adequate study of the impacts has not been done, a scientist says; it's a rigorous and comprehensive review, says TransCanada's CEO.
The question of how an oil spill from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline might affect the Ogallala...
Jan 14, 2013 | Read More
Shell's Kulluk mobile oil drilling rig is towed by tugs off the coast Alaska in
An advisory committee formed after 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster could be meeting for the last time this week, because its charter is set to expire.
A committee that advises the federal government on how to make offshore oil drilling safer could be...
Jan 9, 2013 | Read More
New leadership at the State Dept. and EPA—and the unexpected rise of climate change concern—mean the pipeline decision is still anyone's guess.
After years of protests and lobbying, the Obama administration is expected to decide within months...
Jan 7, 2013 | Read More