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Topic - Keystone Pipeline
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
Pushing back against claims he's leading a do-nothing Congress, House Speaker John A. Boehner on Wednesday ticked off a half-dozen significant bills he and his colleagues have passed but that are awaiting Senate action.
With the economy as sluggish as it is, former President George W. Bush had some quick advice to bolster revenues and bring a boom to the job market, during a conference in Pittsburgh attended by hundreds: Build the Keystone XL pipeline.
An alarm must have gone off somewhere, signaling former President George W. Bush to step out of his polite, self-imposed exile and back onto public radar. Indeed, Mr. Bush makes a noteworthy debut Tuesday evening, joining NBC "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, the sole late night guy who wears an American flag pin.
Next month will mark five years since TransCanada first applied to the U.S. State Department to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
Too bad that "Keystone" isn't a solar field or a wind farm in the Mojave Desert. If it were, the White House could boast of the wealth and jobs such a project would create. But Keystone XL Pipeline is more than a fantasy.
You just can't please the apple-knockers, soreheads and doom-criers. Everyone who ever sat in a long line back in the 1970s, waiting for an hour or two to get a few gallons of gasoline, often entertained himself with a fantasy of big oil strikes to put the Saudi princes in their place, preferably on a planet in an obscure universe far, far away.
President Obama's approval ratings are falling faster than skydiver Felix Baumgartner during his record-setting jump from outer space.
The rail explosion over the weekend in Quebec piles tragedy upon tragedy. Fifteen persons died, and dozens more are missing or unaccounted for in the small town of Lac-Megantic, where a train of 72 oil tankers derailed, setting off explosions and fires that leveled 30 homes and businesses.
The deadly derailment and explosion of rail cars carrying crude oil through Quebec last weekend highlighted the dangers of the growing trend of shipping more fuel by rail in the U.S. and Canada, and analysts say it may add to pressure on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
It looks like President Obama has voted "present" on the Keystone XL pipeline project.
President Obama on Tuesday used a hyped speech on climate change to signal — with a wink and a nod — that he's likely to approve the $7 billion Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
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.