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Keystone XL

Cleanup of Exxon Mobil's July 2 oil pipeline spill along Thiel Rd in Laurel
Federal inspectors are trying to determine if transport of tar sands could have triggered internal corrosion that may have played a role in the rupture
An Exxon Mobil pipeline that ruptured, leaking oil into Yellowstone River, may have sometimes...
Jul 15, 2011 | Read More
Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben and allies say the proposed tar sands pipeline — which was barely on their radar a year ago — could galvanize U.S. action on climate
WASHINGTON—Conservationists are still fuming about President Obama's continued lack of follow-...
Jun 27, 2011 | Read More
Nebraska senator Colby Coash
The Nebraskans say that extending the deadline to May 2012 would give the Legislature another session to beef up its oil pipeline safeguards
WASHINGTON—Five Nebraska senators are asking Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to delay a decision...
Jun 3, 2011 | Read More
Rep. Henry Waxman
Rep. Waxman is seeking answers from the Kochs, after a SolveClimate News article first exposed the brothers' deep involvement in the oil sands industry
WASHINGTON—Rep. Henry Waxman's attempts to find out if a proposed controversial Canada-to-U.S. Gulf...
May 25, 2011 | Read More
Rep. Fred Upton
Upton's bill would force a State Dept. decision on the pipeline by Nov. 1; opponents sue for answers on Clinton's ties to the pipeline's D.C. lobbyist
WASHINGTON— Environmentalists understand why so many House Republicans are gung-ho about upping...
May 20, 2011 | Read More
Rainbow Pipeline Spill
The BP crisis first provoked a closer look at Keystone XL a year ago as environmental security became a national concern
With reporting by Elizabeth McGowan With the oil industry under the national spotlight,...
May 12, 2011 | Read More
Conservationists say the State Department will need to go back to the drawing board yet again, but TransCanada calls it overheated rhetoric
WASHINGTON—Advocacy organizations are as disappointed with the U.S. State Department’s revamped...
Apr 19, 2011 | Read More
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon
The FTC says it will take seriously a senator's request to investigate whether Canadian firms are colluding to boost prices of tar sands to U.S. refineries
WASHINGTON—Conservationists and other advocates have maintained all along that constructing a much-...
Apr 8, 2011 | Read More
Town hall meeting
Conservation groups urge State Dept to hold meetings in at least 24 communities along Keystone XL's route before issuing its environmental review
WASHINGTON—Any day now, it's expected the U.S. State Department will be releasing a revamped...
Apr 7, 2011 | Read More
oil pipeline
Advocates say a federal memo that surfaced this week proves that states have the authority to regulate or reroute the controversial oil sands pipeline
WASHINGTON—For close to a year, Nebraska activists have hounded their state elected officials to...
Apr 1, 2011 | Read More