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Keystone XL

The scrutinized Keystone XL contractor says the decision to withdraw from the State Department's Alberta Clipper review was 'strictly a business decision.'
A State Department contractor for the Keystone XL that has been under attack for alleged conflicts...
Mar 26, 2014 | Read More
Environmental organizations that oppose tar sands expansion have become the subject of rigorous audits that could force some to shut their doors.
Story updated on Feb. 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to include comment from the Canada Revenue Agency. In...
Feb 14, 2014 | Read More
Green groups have often touted that their network of anti-Keystone XL supporters is millions strong—will they turn up to voice their opposition?
With the Obama administration heading into the endgame on the Keystone XL decision, now comes the...
Feb 10, 2014 | Read More
Lure of greater profits from global markets on collision course with national security goal of keeping supplies at home and protecting domestic gas prices.
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil company executives and others closed...
Jan 6, 2014 | Read More
After years of silence, the climate conversation is now happening on many levels—from the White House to Wall Street and classrooms to the streets.
Frustrated by years of waiting on politicians to reduce American dependence on climate-changing...
Dec 30, 2013 | Read More
In 2040, domestic crude oil output will still be higher than it is today. Will the country's shifting energy picture affect Keystone XL's prospects?
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Energy Department has sharply cut its forecast for crude oil imports in the...
Dec 17, 2013 | Read More
John Podesta
'Oil extraction from tar sands is polluting, destructive, expensive, and energy intensive,' John Podesta said in a speech in 2010.
WASHINGTON—By asking John Podesta to come to the White House as a special counselor at a time of...
Dec 10, 2013 | Read More
Syncrude Aurora Oil Sands Mine/Credit: Elias Schewel. T
Report thrusts the prominent energy institute into a critical part of the debate over the Keystone XL—whether the pipeline would worsen global warming.
Growth in the Canadian oil sands industry will depend on the construction of major new pipelines,...
Nov 14, 2013 | Read More
Replacement work on the southern leg of the Keystone XL
Report by advocates says at least 125 sections on the southern portion of the Keystone have had to be repaired. Expert says concerns exaggerated.
Story updated on Nov. 13 at 2:30 a.m. EDT to include content of warning letters obtained by CBS...
Nov 12, 2013 | Read More
An oil pump jack operates in Texas.
Many benefits being touted by Keystone supporters are being delivered by the domestic oil rush. 'It's become a political football more than anything.'
The ongoing U.S. oil boom has flooded the Gulf Coast with domestic crude to levels not seen in...
Nov 6, 2013 | Read More