It's déjà vu all over again for oil sands politics
The Obama administration's halt in its review of Keystone XL, announced late Friday to a capital half-emptied for a holiday weekend, locks in both sides of the contentious debate for months or even years to come -- all but enshrining heavy Canadian oil sands crude development as a top-tier U.S. environmental issue on par with hydraulic fracturing and offshore drilling.
The fallout from the latest KXL delay recalled the spirit of a 1960s classic lyric: Meet the new pipeline politics, same as the old pipeline politics.
Obama admin announces further delay for pipeline project
The Obama administration today delayed a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until an ongoing court challenge to its route in Nebraska is resolved, all but guaranteeing that the controversial project will remain in limbo until after the November midterm elections.
I'll defend liberals targeted by Laborers union, Steyer says
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer today extended his support to the dozens of House Democrats "now being threatened" by a major labor union for their vocal opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.
TransCanada strikes a positive note as Canadian premier tangles with Carter
TransCanada Corp. today linked arms with Missouri's Democratic attorney general and a Democratic-aligned union to tout a program that positions military veterans for possible construction employment on Keystone XL, striking a positive note while the Canadian government jabbed at former President Carter over his opposition to the controversial oil sands crude pipeline.
Key Dems submit personal plea for Kerry to reject pipeline
The Obama administration's environmental review of Keystone XL "obscures the significance" of the pipeline's contribution to climate change, two senior Democratic lawmakers wrote today in a personal plea to Secretary of State John Kerry that "few understand better than you" the importance of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.