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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
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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
TransCanada has gathered easements to use the property of 5,354 landowners along the oil pipeline's route. Some in Oklahoma are among the last holdouts
Editor's Note: In this three-part series, SolveClimate News examines how landowners along the six-...
Feb 28, 2011 | Read More
Concern that State Department is pre-judging the outcome of a pipeline permit without adequate analysis
Leading Senate Democrats are scolding the State Department for hastily moving to approve a Canada-...
Oct 29, 2010 | Read More
Want an easement payout? Just sign this nondisclosure agreement, says TransCanada
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to...
Oct 13, 2010 | Read More
TransCanada is offering buyouts—and threats of eminent domain proceedings—to farmers and ranchers
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Nebraska...
Oct 12, 2010 | Read More
In D.C., pipeline safety organization schools Congress on seven measures still needed to minimize potential hazards
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to...
Oct 7, 2010 | Read More
Fourth in a series exploring the plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas
Editor's Note: In late September, SolveClimate News reporter Elizabeth McGowan traveled to Nebraska...
Oct 6, 2010 | Read More
Fear of creating a permanent industrial corridor through the U.S. to serve Canada's tar sands industry
The continuing battle between industry and conservationists over Canadian oil sands development is...
Sep 27, 2010 | Read More
When "voluntary" agreements to allow pipeline to cross private property fail, TransCanada goes to court
WASHINGTON—It’s evidently the same document. But when a grassroots organization refers to it as a...
Sep 15, 2010 | Read More