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Keystone XL

Construction of a new pipeline
Unions with a substantially larger membership base are supporting the president's environmental caution, despite partisan outcry.
WASHINGTON—A barrage of industry-led advertising and lobbying urging President Obama to "put jobs...
Feb 7, 2012 | Read More
Nebraska Sandhills
The map that state regulators are using to define the Nebraska Sandhills is flawed, landowners tell the governor in a private meeting.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline may have stalled for now, but a group of Nebraskans is worried that...
Feb 6, 2012 | Read More
State Sen. Jim Smith of Nebraska
Two of the options don't cross the U.S.-Canada border. Oil industry, state, federal officials wait and watch.
Official action on the Keystone XL pipeline review has virtually ground to a halt since President...
Jan 30, 2012 | Read More
State sen. Ken Haar
"One of the things it's taught me ... is that as citizens we have to get involved and stay involved," State sen. Ken Haar tells InsideClimate News.
When the Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline last week, it cited concerns...
Jan 25, 2012 | Read More
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), center, with fellow House Republicans
Republicans' efforts to make the pipeline a top campaign issue against Obama could create new problems for TransCanada and the oil industry.
WASHINGTON—Now that President Obama has at least temporarily quashed the Keystone XL pipeline,...
Jan 24, 2012 | Read More
Valero's Benicia refinery in Solano County, Calif.
A legal brawl over a low-carbon fuel rule will shape the appetite of global markets for Canada's dirtier crude.
A high-stakes legal battle is underway in California over whether the state's clean air agency can...
Jan 20, 2012 | Read More
Demonstrators protest against the Keystone XL pipeline outside an Obama fundrais
'I'm disappointed that Republicans in Congress forced this decision,' Obama says.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Wednesday blamed his Republican opponents for imposing an "...
Jan 18, 2012 | Read More
Pipeline supporters in Neb. before the start of a Keystone XL public hearing
How many jobs Keystone XL might create depends on what you call a job.
As the Feb. 21 deadline approaches for the Obama administration's decision on the Keystone XL oil...
Jan 18, 2012 | Read More
Construction of the first Keystone pipeline in South Dakota
Unemployment is below the national average along most of the route, so few local workers would be available.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has been publicized as a major jobs creator, but recent...
Jan 12, 2012 | Read More
Pipeline opponents protested before the White House on Nov. 6, 2011.
TransCanada and Nebraska's Dept. of Environmental Quality say they'll take at least six months to approve a new route—no matter what happens in Washington.
A bill intended to force the Obama administration to make a quick decision on the controversial...
Jan 10, 2012 | Read More