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Rep. Lee Terry suggested Thursday that billionaire activist Tom Steyer's opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is fueled by concern for his bottom line, not for the environment.
Just as pressure was building on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas, the project ran into another obstacle - and it came again from Nebraska.
House Republican leaders are struggling to devise a way forward on must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap.
A government warning about the dangers of increased use of trains to transport crude oil is giving a boost to supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
Blocking the pipeline won't affect climate change
Next month will mark five years since TransCanada first applied to the U.S. State Department to build the Keystone XL pipeline.
Over the past four years, opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have vehemently argued that the project will cause irreparable harm to the environment. Yet, time and time again, their claims have inevitably proven to be grounded deeper in political rhetoric than in scientific fact.
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.
Seeking to jump-start the stalled national debate over climate change, President Obama said Tuesday that because Congress has failed to act, he has a moral obligation to take matters into his own hands in an effort to curb production of greenhouse gases.