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Keystone XL

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
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on a tour of CO2 Solutions Inc., a Quebec company
The U.S. and Canada are going in opposite directions on CO2 emissions, data reveal, with possible implications for Obama's Keystone pipeline decision.
When Alberta Premier Alison Redford came to Washington this year to urge approval of the Keystone...
Oct 31, 2013 | Read More
Connie Hedegaard
'Any move he makes will be carefully analyzed by the European Union and China to see what it says about his willingness to fight hard on climate change.'
The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has become a top priority for environmental groups and some...
Aug 15, 2013 | Read More
Eastern Gulf Crude Access Pipeline
The Enbridge pipeline, converted from natural gas, would carry tar sands crude like the Keystone XL but is expected to easily win regulatory approval.
A little-known pipeline could win the race to ship heavy Canadian crude oil from the Midwest to the...
Aug 4, 2013 | Read More
Cash-strapped communities say they need Keystone tax revenue for health care and roads, while opponents argue the money will quickly disappear.
Tucked into letters the State Department has received from people seeking to influence its review...
Jul 17, 2013 | Read More
Gas prices no longer follow the cost of oil
Refiners are keeping windfall profits from flood of tar sands oil for themselves, undermining a key national interest argument in favor of the Keystone XL.
For nearly two years, refineries in the Midwest have been buying crude oil at steep discounts...
Jul 1, 2013 | Read More
President Barack Obama delivers climate speech
As the media tries to make sense of Obama's obscure remarks on Keystone, the president becomes both an opponent and supporter of the project.
In a long-awaited, 50-minute speech Tuesday President Obama made clear what his plans are for...
Jun 27, 2013 | Read More
Spilled oil in a creek in Mayflower, Ark.
Tar sands oil poses no greater risk to pipelines, study says, but is mum on question of its relative danger to humans and the environment when spilled.
Diluted bitumen, a controversial form of heavy Canadian oil, poses no more risks to pipelines than...
Jun 26, 2013 | Read More
President Barack Obama
New estimate for cost to society of projects like the Keystone XL is up about 66%. Some say it still low-balls today's price for tomorrow's warming.
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration has sharply increased its cost estimates for the global-warming...
Jun 10, 2013 | Read More
Landowner David Whitley stands next to Keystone XL repair site.
Dozens of "anomalies" — dents and welds — in need of repair on southern leg of Keystone XL thrusts controversial pipeline in the spotlight again.
A Canadian company is repairing dozens of defects along the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone...
Jun 5, 2013 | Read More