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The Keystone Pipeline System is a pipeline system to transport synthetic crude oil from the Athabasca Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, and further to the U.S. Gulf Coast. It consists of the operational "Keystone Pipeline" and proposed Keystone XL (Keystone Expansion) pipeline. Keystone XL has faced lawsuits from oil refineries, criticism from environmentalists and some members of the United States Congress. The U.S. Department of State in 2010 extended the deadline for federal agencies to decide if the pipeline is in the national interest. - Source: Wikipedia
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline contend that it would lead to dramatic increases in greenhouse gas emissions, but a supporter of the $7 billion oil sands project says approval would help cut harmful emissions and make the transport of American oil much more efficient..
Mark Zuckerberg has made millions of friends, but the Facebook founder's first foray into the political policy arena is quickly earning him some enemies.
It's an ill wind that blows nobody good, and a pipeline leaking on somebody else's front yard can be a godsend, too. The environmentalists who were waging a losing war against the proposed Keystone pipeline woke up to the news of a small pipeline leak in Arkansas and thought it was Christmas morning.
As crews clean up spilled oil from a pipeline in Arkansas, environmental activists and others are using that spill and other incidents as fresh ammunition in their battle against the proposed Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress — and he has promised to continue that approach in his second term.
President Obama has often used executive authority to get around Congress. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants to turn the tables.
A top Canadian official took his case for the Keystone XL pipeline to President Obama's hometown on Tuesday.
While far from a full-throated endorsement, the State Department's assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline may have paved the way for President Obama to approve the controversial project.
The State Department released preliminary findings of a new environmental impact study surrounding the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, but made no clear recommendation as to whether the the pipeline should be held up for environmental or economic reasons.
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?
The time has come for President Obama to do the right thing and authorize the Keystone XL pipeline.
The White House accused Republicans on Thursday of digging up information that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice owns stock in the company seeking to build the Keystone pipeline, and wouldn't say whether it might harm her potential nomination as Secretary of State.
With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.
From illegal immigrants to defense contractors and millionaires to Medicaid patients, Americans had plenty riding on Tuesday's outcome — but few were expecting the election to provide answers to the gridlock that has prevented Washington from tackling the big issues.
An imposing wall prominently divides the visions of President Obama and congressional Republicans when it comes to economic growth and creating jobs. Solyndra is on one side and the Keystone pipeline is on the other.