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  • Keystone blowback: TransCanada sues Obama for $15 billion

    07/01/2016 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Seven years of foot-dragging followed by a political denial cost the company a fortune. The boss explained in detail back in November why Obamaís refusal to permit the Keystone XL pipeline was a load of crap. Weíve talked about it a lot here, and when we do, we usually focus on all the economic benefits to the United States that were lost because Obama chose to cater to his extreme leftist environmentalist base rather than govern like a serious person. But we didnít focus quite as much on the blow this dealt to TransCanada, the company that proposed to build...
  • TransCanada Formally Seeks NAFTA Damages in Keystone XL Rejection

    06/25/2016 4:56:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-25-16 | staff
    TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obamaís rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday. TransCanada submitted a notice for an arbitration claim in January and had then tried to negotiate with the U.S. government to ďreach an amicable settlement,Ē the company said in files posted on the pipelineís website. ďUnfortunately, the parties were unable to settle the dispute.Ē TransCanada said it then filed its formal arbitration request under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provisions, seeking to recover what it says are costs and...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • Montana AG Tim Fox weighs in on Keystone XL lawsuit

    05/14/2016 7:08:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Missoulian ^ | 5/14/2016 | TOM LUTEY
    Montana and five other states say resident Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipelineís route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this week arguing that Congress, not the executive, has the right to regulate interstate and international commerce. The pipeline, which would have crossed the Canadian border, was being developed by TransCanada, which is now suing the government. Because of the residentís representations to the rest of the world that America would lead in reducing its carbon footprint, that that was the sole reason...
  • Buffett Doubles Down On Oil Holdings, Scoops Up Kinder Morgan

    02/17/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-02-2016 | warren
    American billionaire Warren Buffett, through his Nebraska-based company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), has acquired a $400 million stake in struggling pipeline company, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). According to a Berkshire Hathaway US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the 26.53 million shares of Kinder Morgan are valued at $395.8 million. The purchase adds to Buffett’s oil interests, which includes a recently purchased 14.3 percent stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 at a time when other oil and gas investors are looking for the exit. True to Buffett’s form, the Kinder Morgan purchase came shortly after its stock price fell 53...
  • Saudis, Russia Agree to Freeze Oil Output; Iran Still Resists

    02/16/2016 11:08:01 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 16 2016, 9:34 am ET | Reuters
    Saudis, Russia Agree to Freeze Oil Output; Iran Still Resists by Reuters Feb 16 2016, 9:34 am ET Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output levels but said the deal was contingent on other producers joining in - a major sticking point with Iran absent from the talks and determined to raise production. The Saudi, Russian, Qatari and Venezuelan oil ministers announced the proposal after a previously undisclosed meeting in Doha. It could become the first joint OPEC and non-OPEC deal in 15 years, aimed at tackling a growing oversupply of crude and helping...
  • Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Eminent Domain, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

    02/08/2016 5:12:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    REASON ^ | 02/08/2016 | Nick Gillespie
    There's no question that one of the most memorable exchanges in last night's GOP debate in New Hampshire came over the question of eminent domain, the constitutionally sanctioned taking of private property for public use. Donald Trump is for robust use of eminent domain, including instances that most people would agree constitute eminent-domain abuse. That is, situations in which the property being seized is delivered either immediately or soon after to a private entity (such as the egregious case in which Trump himself worked with Atlantic City officials to kick a widow out of her house so he could expand...
  • NH Debate Takeaways ‚Äď Jeb Bush Believes The Keystone Pipeline is a Public Works Project

    02/07/2016 5:38:59 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 57 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | February 7 | Sundance
    Let us all hope the good people of New Hampshire spot the insufferable and poorly briefed politicians who want to lead the nation. In a recent South Carolina GOP debate Jeb Bush talked about trade with China and showed how much he relies on briefings by his team to create his talking points. Bush did not realize Boeing was moving a manufacturing plant to China, and with it American Jobs - SEE HERE Bush v Trump Similarly, last night in New Hampshire, to bolster his propositions about eminent domain, Governor Jeb Bush made the gobsmacking assertion the Keystone Pipeline project...
  • Elect me and oil prices instantly drop, says Hillary Clinton in Iowa (Yeah suuuuuuuuuure)

    12/23/2007 2:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 133 replies · 137+ views
    Daily News ^ | December 23, 2007 | MICHAEL McAULIFF
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - Hillary Clinton predicted Saturday that just electing her President will cut the price of oil. When the world hears her commitment at her inauguration about ending American dependence on foreign fuel, Clinton says, oil-pumping countries will lower prices to stifle America's incentive to develop alternative energy. "I predict to you, the oil-producing countries will drop the price of oil," Clinton said, speaking at the Manchester YWCA. "They will once again assume, once the cost pressure is off, Americans and our political process will recede."
  • Hillary Clinton Will Finish Third In Iowa, Behind Bernie Sanders and O'Malley. Here's Why

    12/07/2015 11:31:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Huffington Post Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | December 4, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    There's a reason Hillary Clinton finished third in the 2008 Iowa Caucus, behind Barack Obama and John Edwards. In addition to her costly vote supporting the war in Iraq, Clinton has always pleaded "guilty" to being a moderate. It's this centrism (even when progressive values are now popular throughout the nation) that fuels questions about why she opposed gay marriage or as The Huffington Post writes, accepted "$133,246 to the Ready for Hillary PAC" from major prison lobbyists. The Iowa Caucus was once labeled as part of the Democratic Party's "extremes" by Hillary Clinton in a recently disclosed State Department...
  • TransCanada Sues Obama for Exceeding his Authority in Rejecting Keystone

    01/15/2016 6:34:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/12/2016 | Bob Adelmann
    When TransCanada filed its two lawsuits on January 6, company spokesman Mark Cooper said, "TransCanada has undertaken a careful evaluation of the [Obama] Administration's action and believe there has been a clear violation of NAFTA, and the U.S. Constitution, in these circumstances." In the federal lawsuit, filed in Texas, TransCanada is seeking to limit presidential powers to prohibit future presidents from unilaterally rejecting such projects based on how the United States might be perceived by the international community. Environmentalists want to leave untapped oil reserves in the ground and fought successfully over the past seven years to have the president...
  • Obama's Keystone saga takes new turn

    01/10/2016 4:45:04 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    the hill ^ | 10 Jan 2016 | timothy cama
    The ‚Äúfair and equitable‚ÄĚ piece is where the Obama administration is most vulnerable, said David Gantz, a trade law professor at the University of Arizona College of Law. ‚ÄúThe issue becomes, if there is a very detailed procedure for approval or disapproval of pipelines, whether the U.S. followed those procedures or whether it went beyond the criteria or procedures,‚ÄĚ Gantz said. ‚ÄúI would say the U.S. is pretty vulnerable on that one issue,‚ÄĚ he said, ‚Äúin part because the White House staff and others essentially said, ‚Äėwe know we‚Äôre doing this politically and to make a statement,‚Äô but the regulations...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now heís going after Canadaís Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Itís a story the U.S. media wonít cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the ďfundamental transformationĒ of Canada by taking down Harperís government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canadaís Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • Keystone lawsuit spotlights climate politics

    01/08/2016 5:01:25 PM PST · by Dartman · 12 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.8/16 | Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson
    The Keystone XL saga has taken a new twist in the New Year. On Jan. 6, TransCanada (the company that would have built and operated the Alberta to Texas pipeline) launched two lawsuits over President Obama's November rejection of the pipeline. One of the lawsuits will challenge the president's constitutional authority to grant permits when Congress has already acted, as it did in early 2015 when a bipartisan bill was passed approving the construction of the pipeline. The second lawsuit seeks damages of more than US$15 billion by issuing a claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade...
  • AWESOME: Liberal Unions in FULL Panic Mode After What Just Happened to Trump‚Äôs Campaign

    01/08/2016 5:18:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 32 replies
    Mary Kay Henry, the head of the Service Employees International Union is very nervous about the amount of popularity GOP front-runner Donald Trump has garnered. She recently said her organization is going into "hyperdrive" to stand up against Trump, because she saw him as a real threat. Henry was interviewed by David Axelrod for his podcast, "The Axe Files" on Thursday, when she admitted that her organization was worried about what Donald Trump was stirring up in the SEIU's 2.1 million members. She was worried because she believed Trump has the ability to win the White House in November. During...
  • TransCanada starts legal actions after Keystone XL permit denial

    01/07/2016 11:20:45 AM PST · by fella · 6 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Nick Snow
    TransCanada Corp. said it will submit a claim that US President Barack Obama’s Nov. 6 denial of the company’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application was arbitrary and unjustified under Section 6 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The president’s decision also exceeded his power under the US Constitution, the Calgary-based transmission company said in a lawsuit filed on Jan. 6 in the US District Court for Southern Texas’s Houston Division. The actions challenge the Obama administration’s ruling that approving the project’s cross-border permit would not be in the US national interest more than 7 years after...
  • TransCanada Sues US Over Keystone XL Rejection

    01/06/2016 8:43:39 PM PST · by fella · 4 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Nia Williams
    CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 6 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp sued the U.S. government in U.S. federal court on Wednesday, alleging President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution. Obama rejected the cross-border crude oil pipeline late last year, seven years after it was first proposed. TransCanada also filed legal action under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying the pipeline permit denial was "arbitrary and unjustified." As part of the NAFTA claim, the company was seeking $15 billion.
  • TransCanada files lawsuit against Obama administration for rejecting Keystone pipeline

    01/06/2016 2:30:38 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    The battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline reignited Wednesday afternoon with a lawsuit against the Obama administration charging the White House unfairly, illegally and unconstitutionally killed the project last year. In its lawsuit, TransCanada, the Canadian company proposing the massive project, asserts that President Obama ‚ÄĒ who blocked Keystone as part of a larger plan to control greenhouse-gas emissions and fight global warming ‚ÄĒ exceeded his constitutional authority in rejecting the project. The company also filed a separate action claiming the president‚Äôs decision was ‚Äúarbitrary and unjustified‚ÄĚ and violated the North American Free Trade Agreement. ‚ÄúTransCanada‚Äôs legal actions challenge...
  • White House to hold state dinner for Canada's prime minister

    12/28/2015 2:16:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 3:05 PM EST | Kevin Freking
    The White House says Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend a state dinner on March 10 in a visit intended to boost ties between the neighboring countries. Trudeau took office in November, just days before President Barack Obama quashed the Keystone XL pipeline. ...
  • LiUNA on Keystone: Obama‚Äôs ‚ÄėDisdain for Working People is Evident,‚Äô He‚Äôs ‚ÄėA Pompous‚Ķ‚Äô

    11/12/2015 3:06:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 12, 2015 | 1:47 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama's decision to not allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, Terry O'Sullivan, the president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LiUNA!), said Obama had "once again" thrown "hard-working, blue-collar workers under the bus" while "doing little or nothing to make a real difference in global climate change." "His actions are shameful," said O'Sullivan in a press release. "The president may be celebrated by environmental extremists, but with this act, President Obama has also solidified a legacy as a pompous, pandering job killer." ...
  • THE KEYSTONE REJECTION ISN'T EXACTLY AN ENVIRONMENTAL WIN

    11/12/2015 11:23:06 AM PST · by thackney · 19 replies
    Houston Press ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | DIANNA WRAY
    The Keystone XL Pipeline is officially dead. Last week, President Barack Obama rejected the proposed pipeline, wrapping things up after years of staying firmly undecided on the issue. "The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States," Obama said during a 10-minute press conference. "I agree with that decision." Of course, environmentalists hailed the decision as a major environmental victory. The Sierra Club thanked Obama "for taking courageous action" in his decision to finally, finally shut down any hope that the pipeline would ever be approved. But the thing...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‚Äėuninhabitable‚Äô

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • Obama Buddy Buffett Doubles BNDF investment due to Keystone Decision

    11/09/2015 7:44:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 9, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When President Obama announced he was killing the Keystone XL pipeline, he said he was agreeing with the State Department‚Äôs assessment that the pipeline from Canada ‚Äúwould not serve the national interests of the United States.‚ÄĚ The fact is that it would not have benefitted the personal financial interests of friend and economic mentor, Warren Buffett, who can rest assured that oil from Canada and the nearby Bakken formation in North Dakota will continue to be transported by a railroad he owns. As Investor‚Äôs Business Daily noted in a 2011 editorial: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of...
  • Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

    11/07/2015 6:31:34 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/06/2015 | Coral Davenport
    WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies. Mr. Obama‚Äôs denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he seeks to build an ambitious legacy on climate change. ‚ÄúAmerica is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change,‚ÄĚ Mr. Obama said...
  • Environmental activists tip their hand in the post-Keystone world -- Keep Everything in the Ground

    11/07/2015 11:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After Barack Obama’s totally predictable cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project (for now, at least) there was great celebration among the environmental brigade of the Social Justice Warriors. The evil pipeline was dead, along with all the jobs it would bring and the opportunity for us to capture and process much of Canada’s wealth of energy rather than it being shipped to China. (Which it will be anyway when the Northern Gateway Pipeline is complete, whether we get some of it or not.) But as with all things in the liberal enclaves of the country, one victory is...
  • Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline ‚Äď After Campaigning For It in 2012 Election

    11/06/2015 2:23:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama went to Oklahoma to promote the Keystone pipeline in 2012. Obama said he was ‚Äúmaking the pipeline a priority.‚ÄĚ But it was just another lie. Obama also took credit for the oil boom in America.
  • Union: Obama threw workers 'under the bus' in Keystone decision

    11/06/2015 12:49:34 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies
    the hill ^ | 11-6-15
    The main union for construction workers is accusing President Obama of throwing them "under the bus" by rejecting the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) is one of the few labor unions that broke with the majority of Democrats and supported the project, which Obama rejected Friday after a seven-year review. "We are dismayed and disgusted that the President has once again thrown the members of LIUNA, and other hard-working, blue-collar workers under the bus of his vaunted 'legacy,' while doing little or nothing to make a real difference in global climate change," Terry...
  • Vanity Were Jobs report manipulated to coincide with Keystone rejection?

    11/06/2015 9:02:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Vanity Were Jobs report manipulated to coincide with Keystone rejection?
  • Obama rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

    11/06/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer & Ben Wolfgang
    Ending a review process that lasted nearly seven years, President Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding firmly with environmental activists and drawing the ire of business and labor groups who say the administration is willfully standing in the way of economic growth, job creation and energy security. In a speech at the White House, Mr. Obama, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, formally announced they'll block construction of Keystone. "The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States. I...
  • Oil Sands Still Face Pipeline Problems

    11/05/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-11-2015 | keystone
    In recognition that its campaign is heading for near certain failure, TransCanada hopes to delay the review process of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline until the next administration. TransCanada sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking for a ‚Äúpause‚ÄĚ in the review process. The letter is a last ditch effort on behalf of the company to save the project, presumably hoping for a Republican in the White House in 2017. Environmental groups hailed the move as a win, but want U.S. President Barack Obama to administer a coup de grace by rejecting the pipeline outright. They may...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad (R) Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    11/04/2015 1:21:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Governor Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines Posted 10:11 pm, November 2, 2015, by Aaron Brilbeck, Updated at 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week, the Iowa Utilities Board will discuss whether to use eminent domain to seize property from landowners to use for a massive oil pipeline. Dakota Access, LLC wants to use the land for an underground pipeline that would carry roughly a half million barrels of crude oil from North Dakota, through Iowa and to a distribution center in Illinois. Governor Branstad says he believes eminent domain can and should be used for some pipeline...
  • Obama Won‚Äôt Yield to Company‚Äôs Bid to Delay Keystone Pipeline Decision

    11/03/2015 10:09:58 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2015 | By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had no intention of bowing to a request from the company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline to delay a decision on the project, saying he wanted to take action before his tenure ends. The State Department is reviewing a request made on Monday by the company, TransCanada, to pause its yearslong evaluation of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which has become part of a broader debate over Mr. Obama‚Äôs environmental agenda. Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, said on Tuesday that ‚Äúthere‚Äôs reason to suspect that there may be...
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline in doubt as U.S. asked to pause review

    11/02/2015 8:38:16 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Valerie Volcovici
    The Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Monday asked the U.S. government to suspend review of the $8 billion project that sparked a political war between environmentalists and the oil industry, a move that could put its fate in the hands of the next U.S. president. TransCanada Corp's (TRP.TO) move was seen by many as an attempt to avert a rejection from an increasingly environmentally focused President Barack Obama and postpone the decision until after the November 2016 presidential election. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has said she opposes the pipeline while many Republican candidates support the project...
  • Trump: US needs 'better deal' before approving Keystone pipeline

    10/28/2015 8:18:31 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2015 | Timothy Cama
    Donald Trump says the United States needs a ďbetter dealĒ from the developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline before the project is approved. At a Tuesday rally in Iowa, the GOP presidential front-runner complained that the United States is ďnot really getting anythingĒ in return for the controversial project, which President Obama is considering whether to approve seven years after TransCanada Corp. first applied to build it, the Toronto Star reported. The new position on Keystone contrasts with Trumpís earlier comments that he would approve the Canada-to-Texas pipeline immediately upon taking office, similar to his Republican rivals.
  • Will The Canadian Election End The Keystone XL Pipeline?

    10/21/2015 8:25:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2015 | Andrew Follett
    Justin Trudeau is Canadaís new prime minister after leading the Liberal Party to a majority government win ó which bodes ill for the Keystone XL pipeline. Trudeauís victory ends the decade-long rule of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper who supports Keystone XL. If approved by the Obama administration, Keystone will send oil sands from Alberta to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Trudeau supports Keystone XL, but the newly elected prime ministerís support may fold under pressure from the White House. President Barack Obama claims environmental and global warming concerns are keeping him from approving the project ó even though...
  • New Canadian PM Trudeau brings same support for Keystone XL pipeline

    10/20/2015 10:05:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 20 October 2015 | Steven Mufson
    The Canadian election Monday ousted a strong supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline. And it brought into office another strong supporter of the Keystone XL pipeline. The new Canadian premier, Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, has supported the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as well as TransCanadaís proposed $12 billion Energy East pipeline, both of which would carry bitumen from Albertaís vast oil sands to ports and world markets.
  • Dr. Ireland explains the benefits of lifting the decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil

    10/15/2015 2:39:07 AM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/19/14 | Jacki Daily
    In Segment 1, Dr. Ireland explains the benefits of lifting the decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude oil. In Segment 2, Dr. Ireland explains the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • Has Hillary lost the Teamsters over Keystone XL?

    10/02/2015 10:43:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    American THinker ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Fox News report that the Teamsters have decided not to endorse Hillary Clintonís candidacy at this time, shortly after her pronouncement of her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, does not surprise and shows the peril of trying to be all things to all constituencies. On the one hand, there is a need to placate environmentalists and climate change true believers who oppose the pipeline from Canada. Among them is billionaire Tom Steyer, an eco-zealot who has pledged his fortune in support of Democratic candidates who want to repeal the Industrial Revolution who want us to rely on solar...
  • World's largest PR firm won't represent coal producers or climate change 'deniers' anymore

    09/25/2015 10:36:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Fortune ^ | 09/25/2015 | by Michal Addady
    Edelman, the worldís largest public relations company, has decided not to continue working with certain environmentally unfriendly companies after receiving negative publicity, the Guardian reports. Edelman was recently criticized for working with fossil fuel companies and fake front groups that supported a Canadian pipeline project. They have since decided to stop working with coal producers, since theyíre the biggest contributors to climate change, and groups that try to ďgreenwashĒ the truth and spread misinformation. Edelman, which grew 8.5% in the 2014-2015 fiscal year according to PR Week, lost a good number of big clients when it made clear its position...
  • Hillary Clinton: I Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline (to combat global warming)

    09/22/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 22, 2015 | Monica Alba and Carrie Dann
    After months of declining to take a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she opposes the construction of the project. "I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone XL pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward and deal with other issues," she said during a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday. "Therefore, I oppose it. I oppose it because I don't think it's in...
  • Seven years later, Keystone XL decision is due

    09/22/2015 6:29:27 AM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2015 | Luke Hilgemann
    Howís this for American exceptionalism: It has now officially taken longer for the federal government to review the Keystone XL pipelineís permit application than it did to build the entire transcontinental railroad 150 years ago. Yes, you read that right. Today marks the seven-year anniversary of what has become one of the most embarrassing examples of bureaucratic Youíve no doubt heard of the Keystone XL pipeline by now. On September 19, 2008, the company planning to build it filed a routine permit application with the State Department. The pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of oil from Canada and...
  • Hillary Clinton Promises Views on Keystone Pipeline ĎSooní

    09/18/2015 5:24:56 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 17, 2015 | LAURA MECKLER
    Mrs. Clinton has refused to say whether she supports building the pipeline, saying it would be wrong to weigh in because she was involved in the deliberations when she was in the administration. The White House has yet to announce a decision even though the issue has been pending for years. Asked again about the matter at a town hall Thursday, she said she has deferred because she thought it was ďright thing to do.Ē But she said she thought it would have been decided by now and would give her view soon even if the issue remains unsettled. ďI...
  • Donald Trump supports the Keystone pipeline

    08/18/2015 8:43:43 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | aug 18 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    The Republican frontrunner joined the rest of the GOP field in saying that he would support the North American pipeline. "If I am elected President I will immediately approve the Keystone XL pipeline. No impact on environment & lots of jobs for U.S." Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
  • Keystone XL review drags on 5 times longer than average

    08/12/2015 6:23:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 12, 2015 | Josh Lederman
    For six and a half years, the White House has had a quick comeback to questions about its yet-to-be-announced decision on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline: Talk to the State Department. Under a George W. Bush-era executive order, oil pipelines crossing U.S. borders require a presidential permit, setting off a government-wide review that the State Department coordinates. President Barack Obama, in no rush to anger either environmentalists or energy advocates, has deflected criticism about the long-delayed decision by arguing that his administration is merely carrying out his Republican predecessor's directive in the ordinary way. But an Associated Press review of...
  • TransCanada could sue to recoup $2.4 billion spent on Keystone XL [Using NAFTA Trade Agreement]

    08/11/2015 2:53:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Columbus Telegram ^ | 08/11/2015 | By Nicholas Bergin / Lincoln Journal Star
    The Canadian company that has spent the past seven years on a quest to build the Keystone XL pipeline through Americaís heartland says it has spent $2.4 billion even before the first shovel has broken ground. If TransCanada fails in its attempt to build the pipeline, it could use a Clinton-era trade agreement to try to recoup some of that cost. The North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico in 1994 lets corporations sue the members to seek payback for violations of international law. Known as a Chapter 11 claim, the suit would be...
  • Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at RedState

    08/08/2015 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has suffered from criticism that he has not fought back against those who sought to diminish his campaign. At the RedState Gathering on Saturday, Bush delivered passionate remarks and named his enemies: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bush went after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her unwillingness to take a stance on whether to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. At a town hall event on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Clinton avoided providing a yes or no answer about whether she would support construction of the pipeline. "She can't now have an opinion...
  • Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans

    08/05/2015 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 66 replies
    Huff Po ^ | August 5, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    Democrats who are proud of their progressive values are filling arenas to hear Sanders speak in a direct manner (while others dodge questions) on contentious issues like Keystone XL and the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. While the FBI is currently investigating the email security of one candidate, Bernie Sanders is narrowing Clinton's lead nationally and defeating Republicans in other polls. Like Brent Budowsky writes in The Hill: The fact that Sanders beats Walker by 6 to 7 points, depending on whether all voters or likely voters are counted -- a near-landslide margin in a general election -- makes it clear...
  • Union Boss on Pipeline Making 'Temporary' Jobs: A 'Moronic' View from Administration and Politicians

    06/23/2015 4:44:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    CNSNews ^ | June 23, 2015 | Penny Starr
    LiUNA General President Terry O'Sullivan. (Photo: Penny Starr/CNSNews.com) (CNSNews.com) Ė When asked at an American Petroleum Institute (API) event on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. about the claim that the Keystone XL Pipeline and other oil and natural gas infrastructure projects only provide temporary jobs during the construction phase, union President Terry OíSullivan, said the claim was ďmoronic." ďI think itís one of the most moronic things that Iíve heard come out of the administration and every politician,Ē said OíSullivan, whose Laborersí International Union of North America (LiUNA) represents workers in both the U.S. and Canada. Canada has been seeking...
  • Easy Access to Money Keeps U.S. Oil Pumping

    06/02/2015 6:06:43 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Nasdaq ^ | 31 May 2015
    Wall Street's generous supply of funds to U.S. oil drillers helped create the American energy boom. Now that same access to easy money is keeping them going, despite oil prices that are languishing around $60 a barrel. The flow of money into oil has allowed U.S. companies to avoid liquidity problems and kept American crude production from falling sharply. Even though more than half of the rigs that were drilling new wells in September have been banished to storage yards, in mid-May nearly 9.6 million barrels of oil a day were pumped across the country, the highest level since 1970,...
  • The Right Aims at Democrats on Social Media to Hit Clinton

    05/17/2015 6:14:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 5/16/15 | ASHLEY PARKER, NICK CORASANITI
    WASHINGTON ó A Twitter post recently caught the eye of Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate and godfather of the Keystone XL pipeline protests. It included an image from ďThe SimpsonsĒ showing Homer and his family basking in mountains of cash in their living room, followed by a report on Hillary Rodham Clintonís appearing at a fund-raiser with a lobbyist from the Keystone fight. Mr. McKibbenís environmental organization, 350.org, has been trying to raise awareness about the ties it sees between lobbyists for the oil pipeline and former aides to Mrs. Clinton. He promptly shared the post with his 150,000 Twitter...