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Keystone XL

Sen. John Kerry/Credit: Center for American Progress, flickr
Climate change is among the 'life threatening issues' that define U.S. foreign policy, he tells Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Sen. John Kerry made it clear Thursday that he will play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the...
Jan 24, 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
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
Syncrude oil sands mining operation in Alberta, Canada
Last year it was just a technical term known mainly by the oil industry. This year "dilbit" was at the center of the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline.
This was the year "dilbit" registered on the U.S. political and public radar in a major way....
Dec 27, 2012 | Read More
Protestor in support of Michael Bishop, who's challenging TransCanada in court.
After news broke that human error caused the Enbridge oil spill and fears spread over Keystone XL, pipeline safety moved into the mainstream.
Revelations that preventable safety lapses were behind Enbridge's disastrous oil spill in Michigan...
Dec 26, 2012 | Read More
Workers examine pipe being used for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline
It would cost less than $10 million—roughly 0.2 percent of the Keystone XL's budget—to add safeguards to protect the crucial Ogallala aquifer from spills.
In 1998, activists in Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit to protect their local aquifer from a proposed...
Dec 20, 2012 | Read More
Protester perched at the top of an 80-foot tree in a patch of old-growth forest
Activists say their tree blockade may soon be over as construction on the Texas property wraps up. But their efforts to stop the pipeline are not.
Activists who had hoped to block the southern leg of the Keystone XL in Texas by occupying trees in...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
Protesters rally against the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18 in Washington D.C.
Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.
Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday...
Nov 19, 2012 | Read More
Landowner Eleanor Fairchild (right) and actress Daryl Hannah (left) were arreste
Eleanor Fairchild, 78, is among more than 30 activists arrested since August for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Keystone XL in Texas.
Eleanor Fairchild has been arrested twice: once outside the White House in August 2011 and again...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More
Protester rallies against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C.
Environmentalists say Pres. Obama has more reasons than ever to deny the pipeline, including his renewed focus on tackling climate change.
Less than a week after President Obama's re-election, environmental groups are again pressuring him...
Nov 9, 2012 | Read More