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.
$43,000 later, union declares open war on anti-pipeline Democrats
Keystone XL's elevation as an emblem of climate change is starting to stoke tension within the Democratic Party to match its cross-aisle controversy, due to one union's vow to retaliate against 27 House Democrats who oppose the oil sands pipeline on greenhouse gas grounds.
The Laborers' International Union of North America sent letters last week to House Democrats who recently urged Secretary of State John Kerry to recommend a presidential rejection of KXL, the $5.4 billion link between Canada's oil sands and Gulf Coast refineries made famous by environmentalist resistance to the emissions-heavy crude it would carry. The labor group already has given $43,000 this election cycle to a dozen of the Democrats it is now targeting, according to campaign finance reports tallied by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.