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Keystone pipeline
The agency's plan to complete its pipeline review by year-end has left both critics — and the GOP supporters who want to fast-track the process — unhappy
WASHINGTON — Rep. Lee Terry and Sen. Mike Johanns might share some of the same constituents in...
Jul 27, 2011 | Read More
State Dept. said Friday it will issue its final environmental review in August on TransCanada's controversial oil sands pipeline
The U.S. State Department will issue a final environmental report next month on TransCanada Corp'...
Jul 22, 2011 | Read More
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
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. 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
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
Watchdog groups have questioned why energy giant TransCanada has been using two different figures for the capacity of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline
As planning for a controversial new oil sands pipeline through America's heartland intensifies,...
Mar 8, 2011 | Read More