Keystone XL pipeline

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Jane Kleeb vs. the Keystone Pipeline

Published: 
Mon, 05/19/2014 (All day)
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Energy

Terry Van Housen had a question. What he wanted to know from the 30 or so other Nebraska farmers and ranchers gathered in February at the York Community Center was this: What do you do with 10,000 dead cows?

That was the number of cattle Van Housen figured could be at risk if the Obama administration permitted the proposed 1,700-mile XL leg of the Keystone pipeline to cut across their state. Bulldozers would dig a trench not far from Van Housen’s feedlot, completing the final phase of the Keystone project and streamlining the current flow of oil from the bitumen mines of Northern Alberta toward refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas. If the pipe were to leak, Van Housen said, his cattle could die.

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Fight Over Energy Finds a New Front in a Corner of Idaho

Published: 
Thu, 09/26/2013 - 8:46am
Category: 
Energy

In this remote corner of the Northwest, most people think of gas as something coming from a pump, not a well. But when it comes to energy, remote isn’t what it used to be.

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Tar-sands oil spills in Arkansas and Minnesota

Published: 
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 10:32pm
Category: 
Energy

As the Obama administration mulls approval of the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar-sands oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries, the heavy toxic gunk is already spilling out over America.

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Five things to know about Mitt Romney’s energy plan

Published: 
Fri, 08/24/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

On Thursday in New Mexico, Mitt Romney is unveiling his latest energy plan. It’s easy enough to summarize: He wants North America to achieve energy independence by 2020. “North America is the fastest-growing oil and gas producing region in the world,” the plan notes. And Romney wants it to grow even faster.

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Keystone XL's foes plan online blackout to protest Canada bill

Published: 
Mon, 06/04/2012 - 10:43am

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline say a Canadian bill would gut environmental laws and curb activist groups. Their websites will go dark in protest.