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  • It's time to approve Keystone XL {3 new reasons}

    06/21/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | JUNE 19, 2014 | JARED MEYER
    President Obama has three new reasons to approve the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would bring 830,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Alberta to U.S. refineries, which would lead to economic growth and job creation in the United States. Escalating Conflict in Iraq. Though the fighting is yet to affect oil production in southern Iraq, uncertainty over how much havoc ISIS will create is driving up futures prices. Disruption in Iraq's production would substantially affect its heavy crude oil exports, the type of oil found in Canadian tar sands. If unrest continues in the region, Canadian...
  • Senate Energy Committee clears pro-Keystone XL measure, with Mary Landrieu leading the charge

    06/19/2014 2:37:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    In the face of the relentless dillydallying on the part of the Obama administration on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada went ahead and starting exploring the potential of cutting deals with other markets in Asia — and yesterday, the Canadian government approved their own Northern Gateway pipeline to carry crude from the Alberta oil sands out to the Pacific Ocean for shipment via tankers. There has been some speculation about the possibility of the Obama administration approving the Keystone XL pipeline now that Iraq’s oil output is on seriously unstable footing (although, reality check: The Keystone XL pipeline by...
  • What Iraq's war may mean for the Keystone pipeline

    06/19/2014 6:26:32 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Jun 2014 | Javier E. David
    Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline have found a new talking point: Iraq Violence exploding in one of the world's largest oil-producing nations is ricocheting in the debate over U.S. energy policy. Backers of the pipeline, which would run from Alberta, Canada, to Texas, are pointing to the crisis in Iraq as a rationale for pushing the project forward. Often billed as a possible component for supplying the U.S.'s voracious energy markets with crude oil, TransCanada's long-delayed $5.3 billion pipeline has been mired in delays for six years. On Wednesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee voted 12-10 to...
  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • North Dakota Pumps 1 Million Barrels of Oil a Day

    06/17/2014 5:09:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    abc news ^ | Jun 17, 2014 | Josh Wood
    North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state. The April figures released Tuesday by the state's Department of Mineral Resources showed the record tally. North Dakota had flirted with the million-barrel-per-day mark for months, but the harsh winter slowed the pace. In March, production had hit 977,000 barrels per day. North Dakota's oil fields now represent more than 12 percent of all U.S. oil production, and more...
  • Red State Democrats Risk Becoming Carbon Heretics

    06/17/2014 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/17/2014 | Kyle Smith
    In the late 1980s the Democratic Party decided that appealing to its donor base required strict adherence to the notion of abortion on demand. Anyone who was pro-life (like Al Gore [1], Jesse Jackson [2], and Harry Reid [3]) either switched sides or was chased out of the party.Today, there are virtually no pro-life Democrats. And soon, thanks to a major push from Barack Obama to please his Sierra Club and Hollywood donors by saddling the coal industry with strict new regulations, there may be no pro-carbon energy Democrats. In turn, this may create a long-term advantage for Republicans...
  • Canadian TV Anchor Confronts Hillary Over Evading Questions on Keystone (VIDEO)

    06/17/2014 6:49:23 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 17 2014 | Washington Free Beacon
    A Canadian TV anchor called out Hillary Clinton for refusing to answer his question about the Keystone pipeline during an interview. Keystone, yes or no? the anchor asked Clinton. Well I cant say that, because I was there, Clinton began to reply. I dont understand that, the anchor interjected, you can talk about so many other things, why cant you talk about that? Clinton continued to evade the question, saying, Because that was a decision that rests with the secretary of state, and my successor is going to have to make that decision one way or the other and so...
  • Hillary Clinton weighs in on Keystone XL pipeline

    06/17/2014 5:00:14 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    AP via Fuel Fix ^ | June 16, 2014 | Rob Gillies
    The pipeline is critical to Canada, which needs infrastructure in place to export its growing oil sands production. Alberta has the worlds third largest oil reserves, with 170 billion barrels of proven reserves. I did not see it nor should it be a proxy for the relationship. It is, after all, one pipeline. We already have a lot of pipelines that cross our border, Clinton said
  • Famous Clinton courage exhibited in Hillarys answer to Keystone question: I cant respond

    06/16/2014 3:23:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 16 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The perpetually delayed Keystone XL Pipeline is wildly popular. A Reason-Rupe poll conducted in April found that only 32 percent of Americans oppose the construction of the pipeline which would transport Canadian tar sands oil from the frozen north to the Gulf Coast. 61 percent of Americans support the pipeline. That 61 percent includes 82 percent of self-described Republicans, 57 percent of independents, and 50 percent thats right; a majority of Democrats. However, one subgroup strongly opposes the construction of the 1,200 mile pipeline: self-identified liberals. 57 percent of that group opposed the construction of the pipeline in...
  • Kill Keystone Pipeline And You Kill Americans

    06/11/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Investors.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Energy: As a big Dem donor talks of pipeline terrorism, new federal reports warn that killing Keystone XL will overburden rail transport of oil and result in more frequent and deadlier environmental disasters. Environmentalists who claim that the Keystone pipeline from Canada represents an unprecedented environmental threat ignore that the pipeline would pose no greater danger than the more than 50,000 existing miles of safely operating pipeline already crisscrossing the U.S. They also ignore the very real and growing environmental danger in the only viable alternate for transporting oil by rail. Keystone would not only carry oil from Canada...
  • Tom Steyer groups latest Keystone XL attack: Pipeline would be too vulnerable to terrorist attacks

    06/10/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/10/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Hedge fund billionaire and rapturous eco-crusader Tom Steyer has fronted a lot of ridiculous attempts to not only thwart the construction of the already-existing Keystone pipeline’s northern extension, which would merely give Canada’s oil sands an efficient connection to our refineries in the Gulf, but to smear everything about the fossil fuel industry, the technology it employs, and the global free market in which it operates. The absurdly worded poll that his NextGen Climate Action group commissioned earlier this year, claiming that the “majority of U.S. voters want to know where the crude oil transported through the Keystone XL...
  • The Keystone Pipeline Is Just One Of Canada's Oil Export Options...Not Even The Most Important

    06/10/2014 5:04:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 06 2014 | Meagan Clark
    Full Title: The Keystone Pipeline Is Just One Of Canada's Oil Export Options, And Maybe Not Even The Most Important As the U.S. debates whether to relax a decades-old ban on oil exports and a political battle in the U.S. delays and threatens to reject Canadas plans to ship oil south through the Keystone XL pipeline, Canada is looking to export significant amounts of oil overseas. The oil shale boom in the U.S. has shrunk American demand for oil imports as Canadas rich oil sands continue producing oil, leaving the country with too much oil and not enough buyers. About...
  • Ahead of power plant push, Obama ties climate change to health hazards

    05/31/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 31, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama kicked off a campaign to promote new restrictions on U.S. power plant emissions on Saturday by tying the fight against climate change with efforts to promote better health for children and the elderly. In his weekly radio address, Obama said the United States had to do more to reduce carbon emissions so that children suffering from asthma and other related ailments did not face further problems as a result of polluted air. Obama said the new guidelines would reduce smog and soot that threaten vulnerable populations such as the young and the aged and he said up...
  • Oil companies say new federal regulations on Southwest bird has halted drilling in Kansas

    05/24/2014 11:07:55 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 24 ,2014 | Joseph Weber
    Oil companies say a weeks-old Obama administration ruling that protects a Southwestern prairie bird has already halted oil-drilling operations in Kansas and is costing the U.S. economy tens of millions of dollars, as a GOP congressmen suggests the move is another job-killing attack on fossil fuel. The decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that was announced in late March and took effect May 1 includes a provision that should allow federal officials and landowners in the five impacted states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas -- to manage conservation efforts. But oil producers say the interim...
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • MARK UDALLs PRICE TAG: Left-Wing Extremist Millions Causes Udall To Sell Out Coloradans

    05/23/2014 12:33:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | May 23, 2014
    We now know how much Sen. Mark Udall was willing to sell Colorado out for- $15 million (give or take). The eco-extremist Tom Steyer is hoping to have a $100 million dollars to spend in just seven races this election cycle. That means if Steyer distributes his hoped for funds evenly, it only took less than $15 million dollars for Udall to choose a San Francisco eco-extremists wishes over what is best for Colorado ... Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is nothing but an extremist issue pushed by those on the margins of the Democratic Party. The chance to...
  • Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm: Bakken oil threatened by safety missteps

    05/23/2014 3:14:34 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 9 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 5/23/14 | James MacPherson
    AP Content - Excerpt only BISMARCK, N.D. The godfather of North Dakotas present oil bonanza predicted the states crude production will double to 2 million barrels daily by decades end, but warned industry officials Thursday that future safety missteps would threaten that.
  • Unions raise heat on Senate to approve Keystone XL

    05/21/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    Labor unions are beseeching senators to pass legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline by circumventing a government review process that threatens to stretch into 2015. In a letter to senators today, five unions, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute say the bill is essential to free the pipeline from political limbo. After nearly six years of countless polls and five exhaustive federal reviews stating the pipeline is safe to build and will create thousands of jobs, we have unfortunately seen political rhetoric and gamesmanship take precedence over policy and leadership, the groups say. The...
  • The Obama Coalition Is About to Come Apart

    05/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5.16.14 | William Tucker
    He owes it all to the Keystone Kops of the leisure class. For the past decade the Democrats have managed to defy gravity by bolting together an unlikely coalition of the richest and poorest Americans. Its no secret. Ever since President Bushs re-election in 2004, the pattern has been clear. People making above $100,000 and below $40,000 vote Democratic. The people in the middle vote Republican. But now that top-bottom coalition is about to come apart, or lose its majority status at least. And the issue will be one that may loom larger than the debacle of Obamacare the...
  • Polis Puts Udall, Dems in Bind with Anti-Fracking Initiatives ( Colorado )

    05/17/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer. ^ | May 16, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Jared Poliss decision to sponsor a barrelful of anti-fracking initiatives is threatening to make a tough election year even rougher for Colorado Democrats, starting with Sen. Mark Udall. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is attempting to broker a deal that would persuade Polis to pull his proposed anti-fracking initiatives, but if the governor cant get it done, every Democratic candidate will face pressure to take a stand this year on an issue that has badly divided the state party. That starts with the Democrat Udall, whos already under fire for refusing to stake out a position on whether to construct...
  • Canadian oil can make world safer

    05/15/2014 8:00:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 15, 2014 | MARK MILKE
    Given Canadas proximity to the United States, we tend to take our peace and security for granted. This comfortable distance from most of the worlds violence has led us to underestimate how useful Canada might be in defusing threats elsewhere using energy as leverage. Canadians might have a general sense that oil in particular matters to world affairs; but given that Canada has never been a superpower, it has never been responsible for the wider world order to ensure that oil (or natural gas) flows to countries that need it. Given recent developments at home and abroad, that blissful unawareness...
  • No laughing matter: Hillary to be haunted in 2016 by Benghazi, failed Russia reset

    05/15/2014 9:02:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Rodham Clinton brings a quarter-century of public service to her potential presidential campaign, but its her most recent job as secretary of state for President Obama overseeing relations with Russia, handling the terrorist attack in Benghazi and negotiating over the war on terrorism that could come back to haunt her. Many of Mr. Obamas current political problems also could affect Mrs. Clinton, including the handling of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the decision not to slap the terrorist label on Boko Haram, a group responsible for kidnapping hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls last month. Even the Keystone XL...
  • Obama Blocks Keystone To Start Energy Takeover

    05/13/2014 5:00:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Scott Powell
    After successfully bringing more than 30% of the U.S. economy the health care and financial services industries under political control during his first term, President Obama made it clear last week that a priority of his second term is to go after the energy sector another 10.5%. The purpose of the White House's orchestrated release of the National Climate Assessment on May 7 was to set the stage to drive energy markets and fossil fuels under the heel of more government regulation. Most Americans would celebrate knowing that the U.S. is on the cusp of oil and...
  • Effort to Approve Keystone Collapases in Senate

    05/12/2014 4:18:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 12, 201 | Fred Barrett
    A bipartisan Senate effort to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline collapsed Monday making it unlikely a politically potent vote on the project will take place before Novembers midterm election. A vote on Keystone was tied to the fate of an unrelated energy efficiency bill that has support in both parties. But that measure failed to get the 60 votes it needed to move forward after getting bogged down in partisan fighting over whether GOP amendments would be allowed.
  • (Huffington Post) From Bundy to Keystone XL: Wheres the property rights outrage here?

    05/12/2014 4:55:14 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 4 replies
    Huffington Post via Grist ^ | 05-12-2014 | Kate Sheppard
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has become something of a folk hero among the anti-government, pro-property rights crowd, thanks to his recent standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management. Some landowners in the path of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline want to know where the support for them has been, since their private property will actually be taken away without their approval. Bundy and his supporters dont recognize federal ownership of the land where his cattle have been grazing illegally for more than two decades. He refuses to pay grazing fees, arguing that he has ancestral rights to the land...
  • Keystone XL: A stalled pipeline keeps pumping cash into Washington, D.C.

    05/12/2014 10:52:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | MAY 9, 2014 | ALEXANDER PANETTA
    The Keystone XL pipeline may be stalled, but it's pumping a steady flow of cash into Washington where inertia is a multibillion-dollar industry. The pipeline debate has become a money-making machine for lobbyists, advertisers, NGOs and political fundraisers in the U.S. capital, where tens of millions of dollars are being spent on the issue. The spending deluge will continue indefinitely, thanks to the two latest non-developments: the Obama administration has delayed a decision on the pipeline, and a congressional effort to speed up the process appears to have collapsed this week. The Washington insider news outlet, Politico, described the...
  • Wyoming is 1st state to reject science standards (standing up against AGW hoax)

    05/08/2014 3:24:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2014 3:11 PM EDT | Bob Moen
    Wyoming is the first state to reject adopting new K-12 science standards proposed by national education groups. The Wyoming Board of Education decided recently that the Next Generation Science Standards need more review after questions were raised about how the standards address man-made global warming. Wyoming is the nations leading coal producing state.
  • Democratic leader blocks Senate vote on Keystone

    05/07/2014 1:49:49 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    AP ^ | May 7 2014 | MATTHEW DALY
    Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project. Majority Leader Harry Reid used a parliamentary move Wednesday to block a Republican amendment on the pipeline as well as a measure to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.
  • The Keystone Pipeline Is Quickly Becoming Obsolete

    05/07/2014 12:42:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/07/2014 | Rob Wile
    Canadian oil prices are now just $18 below the price of U.S. crude thanks to a series of new U.S. pipelines, The Wall Street Journal reported this morning. This means the Keystone XL Pipeline is already obsolete. "Higher oil prices in Canada ... are a sign that oil-sands crude is finding its way to the U.S. even without the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline," Journal reporters Nicole Friedman and Chester Dawson said. "The resurgence in Canadian oil prices and energy stocks is further confirmation that the transportation problems that have prevented both Canada and the U.S. from enjoying...
  • Harry Reid compares GOP to greased pigs

    05/06/2014 1:03:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/6/14 11:14 AM EDT | Burgess Everitt
    Majority Leader Harry Reid compared his Republican colleagues to greased pigs on Tuesday as the Senate erupted in frustration over lack of progress on an energy bill and the Keystone XL pipeline. For all those who dont know what a greased pig contest is, heres what it is: The organizers get a little pig, piglet, and they cover this little animal with tons of grease. Its a greasy little pig, Reid said. The reason I mention this: Oftentimes working with my Senate Republican colleagues reminds me of chasing one of these little pigs in a greased pig contest. Regardless of...
  • The Keystone Pipeline Is Ruining Mark Udall's Week

    05/06/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 5, 2014 | Jason Plautz
    Mark Udall, D-Colo., is facing calls on both sides to clarify his position on the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline wouldn't run through Colorado, but it's about to take center stage in the state's politics. The Senate is near certain to vote this week on legislation that would approve the oil-sands pipeline, and that's leaving Sen. Mark Udalla Democrat facing a tough reelection challengewith an unenviable choice to make. If Udall votes yes, he'll anger a liberal base that has put blocking the pipeline at the head of its environmental charge. But if he votes no, his opponent...
  • Obama's Phony Ambivalence on Keystone

    05/06/2014 1:55:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Don't trouble yourself trying to figure out whether President Obama is more political than ideological. He's an expert at straddling both and getting his way without compromise. Analysts have long debated whether partisan Obama would prevail over ideological Obama in his decision to approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline, but in the end, it may be a false choice, as both could win under the overarching dominance of Saul Alinsky-Obama. Keystone XL is intended to carry crude oil from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmentalists have long opposed construction of the pipeline, arguing it would do...
  • Annual emissions from Keystone pipeline would be one-tenth of whats produced by cow farts

    05/05/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5/5/2014 | alphapundit
    I was torn between posting this animal-themed instant classic from WaPo and the news today about scientists reverse-engineering aging in mice by using young blood. But then I remembered an ironclad rule of blogging: When in doubt, go with the news story that involves farting. Besides, we cover stuff about elderly vampirism of the young all the time. Given the creative uses to which infant tissue is already put, its too depressing to spitball where a young blood industry might lead. So lets stick with cow farts. Im not even going to quote from WaPos story. Just eyeball this graph...
  • 'Green' Power Line On Track As Obama Blocks Keystone (Unbelievable, interferes with White Sands)

    05/05/2014 4:58:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 5, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    Only a few weeks after President Obama's controversial decision to delay the building of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Obama administration is expected in the next several weeks to approve a 500-mile green energy transmission line project running through Arizona and New Mexico that his own Defense Department says may pose "an unacceptable risk to national security." The multibillion-dollar electric power line project, financed by a group called SunZia, would connect wind power facilities in eastern New Mexico to the electric grid and supply power to Arizona and California. About 45 miles of the transmission lines would be located in...
  • Unintended Consequences of Renewable Energy?

    05/05/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 5/4/2014 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The D.C. metro was plastered last month with ads by GoWithCanada.ca, promoting the proposed 1,179-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, a 36-inch-diameter crude oil pipeline originating in Hardisty, Alberta, and extending south to Steele City, Nebraska. Described as Americas best energy partner, Canada provides United States refineries every day with 2.4 million barrels of crude oil, more than Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. The ads explained that 80% of Canadas oil sands production capacity is owned by North American companies.
  • Senate Moves To Bypass Obama, Approve Keystone Pipeline

    05/05/2014 5:37:33 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 5/5/2014 | Richard Berkow
    The vote to authorize immediate construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline may come to a crucial head next week, as two Senators introduced a bill on Thursday calling for binding legislation.
  • Begich Earmarked Millions for Bankrupt Green Energy Company

    04/15/2014 10:28:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge
    freebeacon.com ^ | april 15, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    As Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) seeks to shore up his energy policy credentials, a now-bankrupt green energy company to which he steered federal subsidies could cloud his message. Begich received campaign contributions from a lobbyist for an Alaska geothermal plant after helping the company obtain federal financing. The company is now bankrupt, but Begich continues touting his support for alternative energy. The senator, who is facing reelection in November, willaddressthe Alaska Wood Energy Conference on Wednesday. The conference brings together leaders in the states biomass industry. He has also promoted fossil fuel development, including effort to open areas of...
  • GE Crushes Obama's War on Coal

    05/03/2014 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 3, 2014 | Charles Payne
    em>"Probably for the next decade, the most dominate technology around the world will be coal..." -Jeff Immelt The fastest growing source of energy in the world last year was coal, and it is going to stay that way for a very long time. With that in mind, one has to wonder why President Obama has insisted on the gut-wrenching destruction of the coal industry that has costs thousands of jobs, and has sent electricity costs to all-time highs. This, combined with last month's report from the International Energy Agency, state that reaching the goal of carbon emission reduction would cost...
  • Americans Need To Wake Up To Green Movement's Radicalism

    05/02/2014 4:48:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Stephen Moore
    Can Opinion Turn Against Not-So-Jolly Green Giant?How much of a toll on the American economy does the green movement have to charge before Americans start to wake up to the dastardliness of radical environmentalism? Last month we saw firsthand one impact of Big Green on our economy with the White House announcement that the Keystone XL pipeline won't be built for at least six more months. Ten thousand blue collar jobs, almost all paying more than $50,000 a year, down the drain. It's a project that polls show almost all Americans want, except for the deep-pocketed green elite in Hollywood,...
  • With the Keystone Delay, U.S. Is the Only Loser

    04/29/2014 8:12:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/29/2014 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    President Obama chose Good Friday to announce another delay in the Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring crude oil from Canada to our refineries near the Gulf. If the pipeline is not approved, Alberta's oil will go to Asia-and the United States will be the big loser. According to Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Laborers International Union of North America, writing in the Washington Post on April 25, "Despite efforts by an environmental fringe to hijack the mantle of progressivism or attempts by the far right to make Keystone a wedge issue, energy development is not a right-wing or...
  • Meet Daddy Greenbacks [Enviro-radical Tom Steyer]

    04/29/2014 7:14:26 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 2 replies
    Financial Post [Canada] ^ | Monday April 29, 2014 | Peter Foster
    ... The Yale and Stanford graduate, and his brother Jim, a law professor, have been dubbed The Koch Brothers of the left. Mr. Steyer rejects the comparison because he claims that the fossil fuel-rich Kochs speak only for their own interests, while he speaks for the people and the planet. In fact, the Kochs speak out against subsidies. He speaks for them.... The public appears less and less convinced of, or concerned about, climate catastrophe, and appears positively gung ho for Keystone XL. A poll for the American Petroleum Institute, released last week, indicated strong support for the pipeline from...
  • Bloomberg News: Canada PM Stephen Harper pretty fed up with Americas frustrater-in-chief

    04/28/2014 2:03:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I’m going to go ahead and add their ongoing insouciance toward Canada on the Keystone XL pipeline to the Obama administration’s already impressively long list of foreign-policy blunders and undervaluations; sure, administration officials will readily affirm that Canada is “one of our closest partners” and “greatest friends” and whatever else, but just saying the words isn’t quite the same thing as actually helping a brother out on strengthening their economy and building up their natural resource production. Canada is our largest commercial trading partner and the country from which we import the most oil by far (followed by Saudi Arabia,...
  • XL: stalled once again, ...decision to accept comments past mid-terms inexplicable

    04/28/2014 1:14:33 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Petroleum News, Bakken ^ | Week of April 27, 2014 | Gary Park
    TransCanada considers decision to accept comments past mid-terms inexplicable - - - - - - - The Canadian government has got the answer it demanded, but not the one it wanted. The Obama administration has indicated its final verdict on Keystone XL will be stalled until after the mid-term elections in November and could carry over to 2015. Alaskas Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of the pipelines most ardent supporters, ranked the latest delay as a stunning act of political cowardice. A spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government is disappointed that politics continue to delay a...
  • Keystone Pipeline Protesters: Man Camps Could Lead to Sexual Assaults of Native Americans

    04/28/2014 8:40:41 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies
    Keystone Pipeline Protesters: Man Camps Could Lead to Sexual Assaults of Native Americans April 28, 2014 - 9:35 AM By Penny Starr CNSNews.com) Native Americans opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline said its construction could lead to Native American women being sexually assaulted, according to news reports from a protest held this week on the National Mall. However, a workers union that supports the pipeline said such claims were disgusting and harmful to the hard-working people who build America. We are worried about man camps that are coming to our territory, Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder with the Yankton...
  • Citigroup Yields to Pressure by Environmentalists - Hollywood Celebrities

    04/17/2003 11:42:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 519+ views
    yahoo.com news ^ | April 17, 2003 | Jim Lobe,OneWorld US
    Washington, DC, Apr 17 (OneWorld) - A major environmental group has declared a ceasefire in its three-year campaign against Citigroup, the world's largest private financial institution, after new commitments by the giant lender to adopt more responsible social and environmental policies in deciding what projects to finance. Citigroup's decision to more seriously engage one of its main critics, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), came one week after the San Francisco-based group launched a major ad campaign to persuade Citigroup credit card holders to destroy their cards to protest the company's support for projects and industries that environmentalists consider particularly harmful. The...
  • Just turned on Hannity and saw some nitwit on

    02/13/2013 7:10:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 64 replies
    02-13-13 | Me
    Just turned on Hannity and he had some nitwit blond on who was wearing a "peace" necklace...who was that? She fit the mold of a 60's lib hippy whoever the hell she was. Anyway, they were talking about the Keystone Pipeline (I believe) and Hannity mentioned to her that he drove a hybrid and her response was, "you're a conservationalist!" WTH is a conservationalist? Can some please enlighten me?
  • Splash: Hollywood mermaid Daryl Hannah condemns Keystone XL 'serpent'

    04/27/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Actress Daryl Hannah was among the protesters gathered in front of the White House on Thursday to call on the government to ban fracking on federal land. The debate over building the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a weird turn Tuesday when a Hollywood actress famous for playing a comedic mermaid called the economic lifeline the real life embodiment of some legendary serpent destined to doom America. Legend tells of a black snake that will threaten our people. Keystone XL is that serpent, a 1,700-mile pipe that would carry toxic tar sands oil across our land and over our water,...
  • Oilsands rant is getting old (Neil Young, again)

    01/14/2014 9:42:46 AM PST · by Dartman · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 13/14 | Editorial
    Old man, we look at your life, and youre not a lot like we are. And if theres one thing that average folks dont like, its rich celebrities telling them whats best. Which is why were rolling our eyes at the free world rockin Neil Young. Young gave a press conference opposing oilsands development at Massey Hall in Toronto Sunday , prior to starting one of his Honour The Treaties concerts. He said "Canada is trading integrity for money," and that hes embarrassed as a Canadian. Hes raising money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation to wage legal battles against...
  • Actress Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House Protest

    08/30/2011 11:29:56 PM PDT · by South40 · 39 replies
    FoxNews (AP) ^ | 8/30/2011 | AP
    Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The sit-in Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Daryl Hannah Arrested at White House

    08/30/2011 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 93 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | August 30, 2011 | NBC News
    Much-arrested Hollywood actress Daryl Hannah was taken away from the White House in restraints Tuesday afternoon. Hannah was taking part in an ongoing protest against the unbuilt Keystone XL oil pipeline. "Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom," Hannah said in Lafayette Park before her arrest. "And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future." Together with dozens of others, Hannah sat on the sidewalk in front of the White House and refused three requests from the Park Police to move. The group...