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Nearly 170 billion barrels of Canadian oil sands fuel could be recovered economically with today's technology -- 20 percent by mining and 80 percent through drilling and steam injection. Much of this oil is already pipelined to the Midwest.
It sure didn't take long. Just barely into his second term, President Obama is faced yet again with a crucial decision about our nation's energy future: Will he prioritize American jobs and energy security, or will he appease environmental extremists by once again rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline?
As the incoming secretary of state, John F. Kerry, a longtime vocal crusader against climate change in the Senate, is in a position to deliver one of the movement’s biggest victories in decades: drive a stake through the heart of the massive Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline project.
President Obama has a new lease on the Oval Office, but he faces an old conundrum: what to do about the Keystone XL pipeline. This time, he should do the right thing and give the job-creating project a thumbs-up.
President Obama has a decision to make. With the swift approval of one project that science has proved time and time again to be safe, our country has the opportunity to put more than 20,000 unemployed Americans back to work, pour hundreds of millions of dollars into our economy annually, and safely transport 830,000 barrels of North American oil daily from Alberta, Canada, through Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska to refineries located on the Gulf Coast.
Governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Dave Heineman of Nebraska and Sam Brownback of Kansas have all recently publicly stated their desire to eliminate their states' income taxes.
President Obama's Inauguration Day vow to fight climate change is facing an unexpectedly early test as a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline now rests solely with his administration.
Washington has given up on fundamental tax reform. That leaves it up to the states to experiment with better ways of funding government operations.
Whether President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline or not hinges on one key question: Which is more important to him, creating jobs and promoting energy independence or fighting climate change?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, just one week removed from his victorious recall election, told a group of business leaders in Washington on Wednesday his state is now "open for business."
Bob Boozer was a star in college, an Olympic gold medalist and an 11-year professional who finished his playing career with an NBA championship.
Officials unveiled a new preferred route Thursday for the Nebraska portion of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state's groundwater-rich Sandhills region and ratchets up the political pressure on President Obama over the project's future.
The issues of illegal immigration and abortion have split Nebraska's Republican-dominated politics, with some conservatives supporting a plan to offer state aid to pregnant women in the country illegally and others arguing that doing so would violate a bedrock GOP belief.
President Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies.
The fight about the Keystone XL pipeline will play a big role in the war over the nation's energy future, a prominent House Republican said Tuesday.
"We are forever thankful for his commitment to serving our citizens, in particular, our farmers and ranchers, and our veterans," Heineman said.
"Construction and operation of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline ... would have minimal environmental impacts in Nebraska," Mr. Heineman, a Republican, said in a letter to Mr. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, detailing how the updated route avoids the state's most environmentally sensitive areas.