posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:46 AM
In a report released Friday, the Transportation Department's inspector general says the federal effort is so riddled with weaknesses that it's not possible to ensure states are enforcing pipeline safety.
posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:31 AM
Senators voted 79-20 to take up an energy efficiency bill that Keystone supporters want to amend with language authorizing immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.
posted on May 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly...
posted on April 25, 2014 at 7:15 PM
Native Americans join the fracas over a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline. A pair of private reports praise and pan the outlook for the next generation of ethanol. Savvy entrepreneurs discover a lucrative market for “greens and gills”...
posted on April 25, 2014 at 5:50 PM
The Keystone XL project may appear stalled after a decision by the Obama administration late last week to allow more time for review. But those with strong views aren't taking their foot off the gas pedal and the anti-pipeline movement is...
posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Sometime in the next two months, the state of North Dakota will join an exclusive club of states producing one million barrels of oil per day. But the boom has also led to other problems.
posted on April 11, 2014 at 10:54 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.
The five-year review of the...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Environmental groups have criticized the State Department's hiring of ERM, saying the firm should be disqualified because of its previous work for TransCanada.
posted on February 7, 2014 at 5:52 PM
Late last week, the State Department announced that it has no major environmental objections to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to the controversial pipeline from Canada through the heart of the U.S. Republicans and some oil- and...
posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:33 PM
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.
posted on January 24, 2014 at 4:30 PM
A Canadian company has started operating the Texas portion of a proposed cross-border pipeline that has stirred controversy and tension between the United States and Canada.
posted on January 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Obama's initial rejection of the pipeline went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 percent of its energy exports.
posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM
Residents of the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are back home this weekend after a massive explosion following a crash involving two trains – one carrying grain and the other loaded with oil from the state’s oil patch. The...
posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington.