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  • Jimmy Carter wants Obama to reject Keystone XL

    04/17/2014 10:33:41 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 38 replies
    United Liberty ^ | 04/17/2014 | Jason Pye
    The man who oversaw an energy crisis has come out strongly against the Keystone XL pipeline. In a letter with other Nobel laureates, former President Jimmy Carter urged President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject the pipeline, claiming that allowing the project to move forward would worsen climate change.
  • Jimmy Carter Stands Up In Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

    04/16/2014 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 57 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | Keith Brekhus
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joined nine other Nobel Peace Laureates in sending a strongly worded letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, urging them not to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The letter opened as follows: "You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change. As you deliberate the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, you are poised to make a decision that will signal either a dangerous commitment to the status quo, or bold leadership that...
  • Keystone report can't have it both ways

    04/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Sheldon Whitehouse (M-RI) and Henry A. Waxman (M-CA)
    For all the noise about the State Department's final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline being a "blow" to pipeline opponents, the report contains more than enough information for Secretary of State John Kerry -- a respected environmental champion -- to conclude that the pipeline is not in the national interest. Although you have to dig a bit, the report recognizes the dangers associated with the tar sands fuel that the pipeline would transport. Kerry's obligation is to determine what is in the national interest. For all its flaws, the report acknowledges that the tar sands that would get...
  • Harry Reid's Hypocrisy

    04/06/2014 6:26:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 04/01/14 | Peter Roff
    Some folks who’ve had enough of Reid’s shenanigans are starting to weigh in, such as American Commitment President Phil Kerpen. His group is sponsoring an Internet-only ad buy – which is the way smart people are starting to do things – attacking the alliance between the Steyers and Reid. The ad uses footage of Reid saying nasty things about conservatives Charles and David Koch, two men whom the Nevada Democrat has alleged more than once have the entire Republican establishment in their hip pocket, but in a way that cleverly hints that such things could just as easily and more...
  • Bombshell In WaPo/Keystone Scandal: Did the Post Coordinate With Congressional Democrats?

    03/26/2014 9:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Power Line ^ | March 26, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20. The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in...
  • Energy IQ: Think You Know Energy?

    03/20/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 2 replies
    Did you know that the U.S. is now the world’s largest producer of petroleum products in the world? Or that U.S. carbon emissions hit their lowest levels in 20 years last October thanks to increased natural gas use? Get ready to put your energy knowledge to the test!
  • Pew Poll: Majority of Americans support Keystone XL, including Democrats

    03/19/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Yet another poll on the general public’s feelings on the Keystone XL pipeline, this one from Pew, is out today confirming pretty much everything we already knew about the beleaguered project: That the majority of Americans are cool with it, while the majority of the opposition is coming from out-of-touch wealthy liberals. Shocker. As the Obama administration deliberates over whether to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, the proposed pipeline continues to draw broad support from the public. Currently, 61% favor building the pipeline while 27% are opposed. These views have changed little over the past year.As previous...
  • House Democrats: We can’t build Keystone XL ’cause we need to keep 80% of our resources below ground

    03/14/2014 1:19:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I can at least appreciate the semi-honesty about their real goals here. Via The Hill: A letter sent to Kerry on Friday, signed by 27 House Democrats, details what they said would be the climate impacts of approving the $5.4 billion project, which would run from oil sands in Alberta to Gulf refineries.“The math doesn’t add up. In order to meet our commitment to fight climate change, we need to keep at least 80 percent of carbon reserves below ground,” the letter, spearheaded by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Mike Quigley (Ill.), Rush Holt (N.J.) and Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), states.“If the...
  • TransCanada Tries To Seize U.S. Land For Keystone Pipeline (Eminent Domain)

    03/10/2014 6:35:34 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02-24-2014 | James Conca
    On Wednesday, a Nebraska judge struck down a state law that would have allowed TransCanada to use the power of eminent domain to seize private land to help construct a short 300-mile segment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline between Cushing and Steele City, Nebraska. The law in question, LB 1161, allows Nebraska Governor David Heineman and TransCanada to avoid regulators in siting a crucial portion of the pipeline. Lancaster County District Judge Stephanie Stacy sided with three landowners who challenged the law, finding that regulatory power over industrial companies such as TransCanada must remain with agencies such as the...
  • Keystone: Decide Already -- Obama has “studied” the pipeline for five years.

    03/06/2014 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Give Obama this: When he wants something, no one moves more quickly and decisively. From unilaterally rewriting Obamacare at least 18 times to bypassing Congress and implementing the DREAM Act’s immigration policies by fiat, Obama rules by decree. His executive orders recall the late Yul Brynner’s portrayal of Pharaoh Ramses II in Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956). As the maximum leader of Egypt said: “So let it be written. So let it be done.” Now that’s leadership. “America does not stand still,” Obama likewise declared in his January 28 State of the Union address. “And neither will...
  • Native Americans vow a last stand to block Keystone XL oil pipeline

    03/03/2014 1:09:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rob Hotakainen,
    Faith Spotted Eagle figures that building a crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would bring little to Indian Country besides more crime and dirty water, but she doubts that Native Americans will ever be able to get the U.S. government to block the $7 billion project. “There is no way for Native people to say no — there never has been,” said Spotted Eagle, 65, a Yankton Sioux tribal elder from Lake Andes, S.D. “Our history has caused us not to be optimistic. . . . When you have capitalism, you have to have an underclass — and...
  • Hundreds of kids arrested at White House in Keystone Pipeline protest

    03/03/2014 1:07:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2013 | Rick Moran
    About 300 people were arrested at the White House - most of them students - in a protest against approval of the Keystone pipeline.The reasons they oppose the project are so far out in left field, they aren't even in the ballpark. Politico: More than 300 anti-Keystone XL protesters were arrested Sunday afternoon outside the White House in the latest push by environmentalists to convince the Obama administration to reject the Canadian oil pipeline. The student-led protest, organized by XL Dissent, started with a rally at Georgetown University. The students marched from there to the White House — with a...
  • Senator Calls Keystone Pipeline a Health Threat

    03/03/2014 10:01:09 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) wants the EPA to take a closer look at the proposal to build the Keystone Pipeline. The pipeline would replace rail transport of oil from Canada and is considered a generally safer means of getting the flammable commodity to its destination. Boxer sought to clarify her opposition to the pipeline, saying that “I’m not stupid. I know that trains sometimes get derailed and that in terms of the safety of transporting oil a pipeline would be less dangerous. The point I am trying to make is that a cheaper and safer mode of shipping will mean...
  • Keystone XL protesters arrested after strapping selves to White House fence

    03/02/2014 3:37:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Guardian ^ | 3/02/14
    Police on Sunday arrested around 200 people who strapped themselves to the White House fence to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. The protesters were mostly college students who participated in a peaceful march that began at Georgetown University and ended outside the White House. The marchers chanted “climate justice now” and carried signs such as “don’t tarnish the Earth” in their efforts to convince President Barack Obama to reject the pipeline. They say it will contribute to global warming.
  • Nebraska judge strikes down legislature’s move allowing Keystone XL route

    02/19/2014 2:16:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 133 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 19, 2014 | By Lenny Bernstein
    A Nebraska judge ruled Wednesday that the state violated its constitution when it allowed the governor to approve the route of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, a decision that could significantly delay the $5.3 billion project. District Court judge Stephanie F. Stacy blocked Gov. Dave Heineman (R) and other defendants “from taking any action on the governor’s January 22, 2013 approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline route,” such as allowing land to be acquired by eminent domain for the project. Stacy concluded that the state legislature’s decision to take the siting power away from its Public Service Commission and give...
  • Which Democrats Benefit From Keystone XL Pipeline Delays?

    02/17/2014 5:15:01 AM PST · by thackney · 35 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Fox ^ | 2014/02/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction. “In my view, there is now enough evidence to conclude that construction of this pipeline is not in America’s long-term interest,” Kaine said in a statement on the review. The freshman Democrat has between $15,000 and $50,000 invested in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, according to his...
  • Democrats Who Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline Own Shares in Competing Companies

    02/13/2014 10:12:31 AM PST · by thackney · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 12, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    Democrats who oppose the Keystone XL pipeline have thousands of dollars invested in direct competitors to the company looking to build the pipeline, public records show. A recent environmental assessment by the State Department was seen as a step toward the pipeline’s approval, but Sen. Tim Kaine (D., Va.) remains opposed to its construction. “In my view, there is now enough evidence to conclude that construction of this pipeline is not in America’s long-term interest,” Kaine said in a statement on the review. The freshman Democrat has between $15,000 and $50,000 invested in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, according to his...
  • Cruz looks beyond Keystone XL

    02/10/2014 8:55:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is shifting his focus to the nation's energy policy, starting on Monday. At the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Cruz will make the case that while President Obama should approve the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans need to come up with other ideas to expand the country's energy production. Aides to the Cruz told The Washington Post that the senator is drafting a bill called the American Energy Renaissance Act, which he will announce at the event on Monday. "There is only one thing that will stop us from embracing...
  • (Exempt Mary) Landrieu eyed in anti-Keystone campaign

    02/06/2014 3:50:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is launching a new campaign against proponents of Keystone XL, and one possible target is Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.). Steyer's green group NextGen Climate Action posted a list of candidates who are strong advocates of the controversial TransCanada oil pipeline on its website, asking people to pick which one it should target for its Keystone XL television ad. NextGen Climate Action is lining up Landrieu, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Reps. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Paul Broun (R-Ga.) as potential targets. Also on the list is former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, who is...
  • Environmentalists Do Billionaires' Bidding in Fight Against Keystone Pipeline

    02/05/2014 8:38:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/05/2014 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- An environmentalist lies down alongside his fellow organic cucumber aficionados to block the construction of an oil pipeline and wakes up a member of a proxy army serving the billionaires who are fighting against America's economic and national security interests to line their own pockets. How did that happen? This phenomenon is on display in the battle against the Keystone XL pipeline project, the cornerstone of Canada-U.S. energy independence, set to run from Alberta, Canada, into Nebraska, then ultimately to the Gulf Coast of Texas where it can be exported. None of this pleases environmental activists, whose actions...
  • GOP’s “demands” for debt-ceiling hike: Approve Keystone or repeal the ObamaCare bailout program

    02/04/2014 1:34:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    These aren’t demands in the sense of “pass them or we’ll walk.” These are “demands” — scare quotes — in the sense of “we’re going to force Democrats to vote them down so we can use it against them in the midterms, and then we’re going to pass a clean debt-ceiling hike.”Boehner’s never been willing to risk a technical default before. He’s not going to start now, in an election year when the GOP’s looking at significant gains. Several House members told The Washington Post on Monday that Republican leaders have narrowed their list of possible debt-limit strategies to two...
  • Use That Pen To Approve Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs, Mr. President

    02/04/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/04/2014
    The shovel-ready pipeline from Canada gets yet another clean bill of health as yet another State Department review says it will have negligible environmental impact, unlike the crude-carrying trains that are replacing it. President Obama promised in the State of the Union that 2014, his sixth year in office, would be a "year of action" on jobs, unlike the first five that saw the labor force participation rate sink to its lowest level in decades. In his weekly radio address on Jan. 18, he said he wanted "to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like...
  • Keystone pipeline clears hurdle

    01/31/2014 1:53:51 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    January 31, 2014, 03:09 pm Keystone pipeline clears hurdle By Laura Barron-Lopez The controversial Keystone XL pipeline cleared a major hurdle on Friday as the State Department ruled the project wouldnÂ’t significantly increase greenhouse gas emissions. The finding puts the pipeline one step closer to approval, and sets up a new battle between environmental groups and oil companies over whether the project is in the national interest. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project reiterates key parts of a draft analysis released early last year, finding that oil sands extraction would continue regardless of whether the pipeline is built....
  • What’s Next on Keystone XL Pipeline: More waiting (State Dept. report released)

    01/31/2014 12:40:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014 | Talia Buford
    The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is far from over. Friday’s release of the State Department’s final environmental study sets in motion a series of deadlines in the coming months that will allow the public and federal agencies to weigh in on whether the long-debated project meets the broader U.S. national interest. Secretary of State John Kerry has no deadline to make a decision, which means he could indefinitely delay the project if he chooses. Neither does President Barack Obama, if the project formally makes it to his desk. An executive order from the George W. Bush administration lays...
  • Krauthammer: Stop jerking Canada around

    01/24/2014 8:45:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 16 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/23/2014 | C. Krauthammer
    Fixated as we Americans are on Canada’s three most attention-getting exports — polar vortexes, Alberta clippers and the antics of Toronto’s addled mayor — we’ve somewhat overlooked a major feature of Canada’s current relations with the United States: extreme annoyance. Last week, speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s foreign minister calmly but pointedly complained that the United States owes Canada a response on the Keystone XL pipeline. “We can’t continue in this state of limbo,” he sort of complained, in what for a placid, imperturbable Canadian passes for an explosion of volcanic rage.
  • Emails expose close coordination between EPA, Sierra Club and other lib environ activist groups

    01/23/2014 10:24:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2014 | Mark Tapscott
    Among Washington's most important but rarely covered realities is the daily close coordination among Democratic politicians, executive branch bureaucrats and the left side of the non-profit activism community. Emails obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act request submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency by the Energy and Environment Legal Institute exposed a slice of that coordination in the campaign to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The emails show, according to Fox News correspondent John Roberts, "senior policy officials at the EPA working closely with environmental groups in what appears to be an effort to kill the pipeline."...
  • 'Secret Dealing'? Emails Show Cozy Relationship Between EPA, Environmental Groups (Keystone)

    01/22/2014 3:46:37 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-22-2013 | John Roberts
    'Secret Dealing'? Emails Show Cozy Relationship Between EPA, Environmental Groups By John Roberts Published January 22, 2014 Newly disclosed emails suggest senior policy officials at the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental groups are working closely to kill the Keystone XL pipeline, critics say. "These damning emails make it clear that the Obama administration has been actively trying to stop this important project for years," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who has long advocated for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline's construction, said in a statement to Fox News. The emails were obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Energy and...
  • Kerry says US will not be pressured into decision on long-delayed Keystone pipeline

    01/17/2014 7:49:26 PM PST · by Washi · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | AP
    Brushing aside pressure from Canada, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the United States will not be pushed into making a decision on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. At a joint appearance with Canada's foreign affairs minister, John Baird, Kerry said he has not received a crucial environmental report on the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. "My hope is that before long, that analysis will be available, and then my work begins," Kerry said, referring to a recommendation he is expected to make on whether the pipeline is in...
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu joins Canadian foreign minister to press Obama to support Keystone Pipeline

    01/16/2014 2:45:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NOLA ^ | 1/15/14 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., joined Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in urging President Barack Obama on Wednesday to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL Pipeline. "We think the time has come for the administration to make a decision," Baird said during a meeting with reporters in the senator's Washington office. He said Landrieu's support for the project is important, particularly in the Senate Democratic caucus where some are pushing the president to turn down the project. TransCanada said the pipeline would have the capacity to transport 830,000 barrels of oil per day from the western Canadian province of Alberta...
  • Could US lose access to Keystone oil? Canada moves to Plan B

    01/15/2014 3:27:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2014 | Dan Springer
    Where crude oil is concerned, Canada waits for no country. It doesn’t matter how wealthy or how friendly that country is -- or whether that country is the United States. With the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline stuck in limbo on the U.S. side, Canada’s Energy Board recently gave a thumbs up to a $6.5 billion pipeline designed to carry 525,000 barrels of oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta to ships on the British Columbia coast. The final destination is most likely Asia. The development has the U.S. oil industry attacking the Obama administration over its drawn-out process....
  • Train Derailment West of Casselton [ North Dakota ]

    12/30/2013 1:43:04 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    KVLY ^ | Dec 30, 2013 | Ben Holbert
    BREAKING NEWS: A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota. It happened at 35th Street and 154th Avenue Southeast just before 2:20 p.m. Monday. Several area emergency teams are on scene and are setting up an incident command center. A viewer who is about a half mile from the derailment tells Valley News Live she can see large flames. Several train cars are on fire and huge plumes of black smoke can be seen for miles. Emergency crews are urging people to stay inside and a code red alert has been sent out to residents in a two mile...
  • Podesta Will Peddle Green Agenda - disclosure report "hottest read in Washington"

    12/14/2013 7:32:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | Dedember 14, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    ".......“Podesta has no financial interest in the Keystone XL decision,” says Credo Action. Is that truly the case? I am not saying that John Podesta is directly invested in companies that will profit if Keystone is defeated. What I am saying is that the connections between VIPs and think-tank donors and corporate boards and lobbying clients are hard to disentangle. It is so easy for a reporter to lose the thread, especially when that reporter is already inclined to think that the motives of his subject are pure. Podesta’s fame and power have certainly helped line the pockets of his...
  • New U.S. funding for the war on Canadian oil

    12/03/2013 7:52:47 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 10 replies
    Financial Post [Canada] ^ | December 2, 2013 | Vivian Krause
    For more than a decade, there has been a complex international effort to stymie the oil industry in Canada. It’s called the Tar Sands Campaign and the main sources of funding for this campaign are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the Sea Change Foundation, the Tides Foundation and other charitable foundations, most of which are based in California. By my calculations, these foundations have provided at least $75-million for campaigns and land use planning initiatives that thwart the development and export of Canadian oil. Until now, little information has been available about...
  • Keystone Pipeline Update: Obama Approves New Cross-Border Pipeline Benefiting Canadian Oil

    11/29/2013 6:24:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    IB Times ^ | 11/27/13 | David Kashi
    Whether or not President Barack Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline or not, oil sand in Alberta will continue to be extracted, as the president recently gave the go ahead in a new cross-border pipeline benefiting Canadian oil producers. The 1,900-mile proposed Cochin, Kinder Morgan pipeline, approved on Nov. 22, will transport natural gas liquids (NGL) produced from hydraulic fracturing in Texas, north through Illinois and eventually into Alberta. There is a demand for imports of condensate to use as a diluent for blending with heavy Canadian crude. Extracting oil sands requires a lot of energy to break down...
  • U.S. Williston Basin tops 1 million barrels of oil per day

    11/16/2013 8:59:19 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Oil Patch Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2013 | Amy Dalrymple
    WILLISTON, N.D. – The entire U.S. Williston Basin produced more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in September, driven by another record month of North Dakota oil production. North Dakota produced 931,940 barrels per day, a 2 percent increase over August, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources. The U.S. Williston Basin also includes portions of South Dakota, which produced 5,017 barrels per day in September, and Montana, which produced 75,460 barrels per day in August. ... Bakken oil production in North Dakota and Montana is projected to top 1 million barrels of...
  • (Exempt) Landrieu Lobbies Hard for Keystone XL

    11/13/2013 2:21:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/12/13 | Clare Foran
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., said Tuesday that she would continue to put pressure on the administration to speed up its review of the Keystone XL pipeline. "I intend to see if we can push forward the approval of the Keystone pipeline," Landrieu told reporters after a meeting the senator held with Premier Alison Redford of Alberta, Canada, to discuss a way forward on the pipeline, which, if built, would bring crude from Alberta's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries. "The ball is in our court and I hope the United States will make a decision," Landrieu said. "So I'm going...
  • Lujan aims a poison arrow at Keystone XL

    10/01/2013 6:06:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | September 30, 2013 | Neil McCabe
    Capitol Hill supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are hitting the panic button over a seemingly harmless amendment to a non-controversial federal land-swap bill to facilitate a new Arizona copper mine. The amendment, filed Sept. 26 by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D.-N.M.) to H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, a bill that authorizes the transfer of federal land in Arizona to the Resolution Copper mine partnership, in exchange for land owned Resolution, gives the Secretary of Interior the power to designate a site as sacred or culturally significant to Indians. Remember, there are already protections for...
  • House to tie debt ceiling hike to one-year ObamaCare delay, Keystone approval

    09/25/2013 9:44:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2013 | Peter Schroeder and Erik Wasson
    House Republicans plan to tie an increase in the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling to a a broad GOP wish list that includes delaying ObamaCare for a full year. The House Republican wish list circulating on K Street also indicates the GOP also hopes to kickstart tax reform, permit the Keystone XL pipeline and trim a slew of federal regulations in exchange for a borrowing boost. The move to the debt ceiling comes as Congress moves toward a possible government shutdown on Oct. 1. Moving to the debt ceiling fight, which Republican leaders have long seen as stronger ground, could be...
  • Polls Show 68% of Albertans (Canada) Back Northern Gateway Pipeline

    09/19/2013 7:49:53 AM PDT · by oldbill · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | Sep 19, 2013 | James Wood
    Both the Alberta and federal governments see a West Coast pipeline as crucial to opening Asia as a large market for Canadian energy resources.
  • Why the latest anti-Keystone pipeline ad is a low blow to Canada

    09/10/2013 7:55:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 19 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | August 8, 2013 | Claudia Cattaneo
    CALGARY • An anti-Keystone XL pipeline commercial funded by President Barack Obama supporter and hedge-fund billionaire Tom Steyer confirms what many Canadians have long suspected — American anti-oil activists have gone mad. The commercial was intended to be aired Tuesday evening on WRC-TV, an affiliate of NBC in Washington, D.C., to coincide with the president’s appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The commercial is so offensive the station refused to air it. While intended as a parody, it insults TransCanada Corp. CEO Russ Girling, whose company is proposing Keystone XL; it’s a low blow to Canada; and it...
  • ‘Keystone oil will travel through America ... Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign

    09/10/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Financial Post ^ | September 9, 2013 | Mark Drajem
    Full title: ‘Keystone oil will travel through America not to America’: Billionaire steps up anti-Keystone campaign with US$1M ad blitzThe author of the piece is with Bloomberg so it can not be posted on FR. However, the title says it all. Financial guru and billionaire Tom Steyer has re-invented himself as an anti-Keystone campaigner. He is sponsoring ads in a four-part, US$1 million advertising campaign to convince viewers the Keystone XL pipeline will hurt the economy and communities and should be blocked. Coincidentally (or not so) he is one of Obama's biggest campaign supporters and fund raiser. His activities aren't...
  • Canada PM Ready to Introduce New Carbon-Emission Rules for Keystone Approval -- Report

    09/07/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Vieira
    OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he's ready to work on joint plan between the two countries to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector in an effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The CBC, citing unnamed sources, said Mr. Harper wrote to Mr. Obama in late August, signaling he is ready to accept carbon-reduction targets proposed by the U.S. and prepared to work with the White House to address concerns raised about Keystone and its impact on greenhouse-gas emissions. A spokesman for Mr....
  • Crunch time for Keystone XL

    08/14/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies ^ | august 14, 2013 | Zack Colman
    It’s crunch time in the fight over constructing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Both sides believe a decision by President Obama could come by the end of the year, making the next few months critical for lobbying and messaging efforts. Opponents plan a burst of demonstrations and other events across the country to rally environmental pressure on Obama to reject the Alberta-to-the-Gulf-Coast pipeline. Supporters are also campaigning, with the American Petroleum Institute (API) promoting its message that Keystone’s construction will create jobs, with rallies in more than a dozen “priority states” in the coming months, API spokeswoman Sabrina Fang...
  • Keystone: 2.5 Construction Jobs Per Mile?

    08/06/2013 12:02:16 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8.5.13 | William Tucker
    The president constructs another lie on behalf of government greed. Last week President Obama solidified his growing opposition to the Keystone Pipeline by asserting that the long-delayed project would only be producing “about 2,000 construction jobs and maybe 150 permanent jobs.” Think about that a minute. The section of the pipeline that remains to be built from Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska is 835 miles long. Does President Obama really think this monumental edifice is going to be built by 2-1/2 construction workers per mile? Compare that to the fifteen employees of the Department of Public Works — half of...
  • Keystone Oil May Go To Europe

    08/05/2013 6:53:13 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 13 replies ^ | Aug. 4, 2013 | Chriss W. Street
    Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday contradicted President Barack Obama’s dismissal of the job-creation potential of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, saying the project is important both for jobs and for energy security. His comments follow TransCanada Corporation’s announcement that as an alternative, the company is moving forward with the $12 billion Energy East Pipeline project, which would send over a million barrels per day of oil across Canada east to New Brunswick, where a multi-billion deep-water port would be constructed. Given that the U.S. State Department confirmed America would have gained tens of thousands of permanent high paying...
  • Keystone XL Only a Matter of Time

    08/01/2013 8:05:08 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 22 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    Because the intended pipeline crosses an international border, the president has a say in the project. So far, we’ve seen President Obama hum, haw, mumble, and double-talk his way through questions about the pipeline. While I have always believed his hesitation was caused by the fact the Keystone decision would be a no-win for him – say no, piss off his union supporters, say yes and it’s the environuts who will be protesting – I have come to realize there might be something else at play.
  • Obama's Keystone Job Claims As Phony As His Recovery

    07/31/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 31, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Policy: The president falsely claims that the jobs created by the pipeline from Canada would be but a "blip relative to the need," ignoring his own State Department and the unions that support him. At the rate President Obama is going, he may claim that building the Keystone XL pipeline will actually cost jobs. In an interview with the New York Times last Saturday, he argued that the best estimate is 2,000 initial construction jobs followed by no more than an additional 100 jobs, a mere "blip." The newspaper's transcript of the interview showed Obama chuckling dismissively as he...
  • President Obama Chooses His Own Facts About Keystone Pipeline

    07/31/2013 4:35:18 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 14 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/30/13 | LD Jackson
    When it comes to the facts and how they are portrayed in Washington, it is a subjective thing. On any given issue, the facts are manipulated so they will appear to support a particular argument. We may want to deny it, but both sides of the political spectrum do this. So, when President Obama doubled down against the Keystone Pipeline in Chattanooga, TN yesterday, it was no surprise that he chose his own facts to support his argument that the pipeline was not a jobs plan. Hat tip to Texas Fred. Fox News - President Obama doubled down Tuesday on...
  • Obama: The Keystone pipeline is “not a jobs plan,” you know (Says it creates just 50 permanent jobs)

    07/30/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    So… is that kind of like how aggressively pushing for federal, i.e. taxpayer “investment” in public-sector infrastructure projects but actively blocking private-sector ones is “not a jobs plan”? Or, maybe it’s more along the basic lines of how more Keynesian stimulus, deficit spending, increased regulation, and top-down market interference is “not a jobs plan”? Yeah, I think that’s the one. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If they’ve got a better plan to bring back more manufacturing jobs here to Tennessee and around the country, then let them know — let me know. I want to hear them. If they’ve...
  • Obama doubles down on low-ball Keystone jobs claim despite fact-check criticism

    07/30/2013 2:07:55 PM PDT · by topher · 38 replies ^ | July 30, 2013 |
    President Obama doubled down Tuesday on his claim that the Keystone XL oil pipeline would create just a handful of jobs, despite being hammered by Republicans and fact-checkers alike for the claim. The president addressed Keystone during a speech in Chattanooga, Tenn., as he challenged Republicans to come up with new jobs proposals. "They keep on talking about this -- an oil pipeline coming down from Canada that's estimated to create about 50 permanent jobs. That's not a jobs plan," Obama said.