Posts Tagged ‘Keystone XL’

Jul
2014
2

Scientists, Dems See the Light on Dangers of Crude Transport by Rail, Power of Keystone XL as Safe Alternative

  Using oil spills and explosions in North Dakota, Quebec, and Alabama as examples, scientists are increasingly reaching consensus that the infrastructure being used to ship Bakken crude oil is outdated and will lead to future environmental disasters.  As we have discussed in the past, the Keystone XL pipeline would alleviate the pressure on...
Jun
2014
16

REPORT: Transport of Crude “Environmentally Catastrophic” By Rail; Keystone XL Safer

REPORT: Transport of Crude
  A pair of recently released reports show that failure to move the Keystone XL pipeline forward could lead to increased environmental harm resulting from the transportation of crude oil by rail.  Together the reports suggest that demand for crude oil is independent of the pipeline’s construction and that oil companies in states such...
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May
2014
7

Manchin on Keystone: “Sooner or Later You’ve Got to Give In to the Will of the People.”

Manchin on Keystone:
  The ultimate Senate showdown on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline may be near, and support among Democrats has grown. This means the go-ahead to begin construction could come sooner than later.   The key for Keystone supporters is to hit the filibuster-proof 60-vote threshold, a number that Democratic Senator Joe Manchin believes is...
Apr
2014
16

Eleven Senate Democrats Send Letter to Obama Urging Rapid Keystone XL Approval

Eleven Senate Democrats Send Letter to Obama Urging Rapid Keystone XL Approval
  A growing number of Democrats are joining the ranks of those who wish to see the proposed Keystone XL pipeline approved.  Last week, eleven Senate Democrats came out in favor of the project, including five who are seeking reelection this year. A key driver of support for the project is job-creation, some of which [&hellip...
Apr
2014
14

Unions vs. The GOP? Not in Idaho.

Unions vs. The GOP? Not in Idaho.
  Labor unions are fighting right-wing extremism with surprising tactic: By helping fund the campaigns of moderate incumbent Republicans who face challenges from hard-line righties.   Labor unions, many affiliated with the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, recently donated $200,000 to the campaign of Rep. Mike...
Mar
2014
26

Polls Show Opposition to Keystone XL is Elitist Democrat Viewpoint, Awful Election Strategy

Polls Show Opposition to Keystone XL is Elitist Democrat Viewpoint, Awful Election Strategy
  An article from The Daily Beast writer Lloyd Green argues that “Downton Abbey Democrats may cost the party the Senate,” noting that while the environmentalist elite oppose Keystone XL, the project has a broad approval rating that crosses party lines.   It is difficult to gauge whether the ire of environmentalists amounts to much...
Feb
2014
3

State Dept Environmental Impact Report Clears New Path for Keystone XL

State Dept Environmental Impact Report Clears New Path for Keystone XL
  A State Department environmental impact report on the Keystone XL pipeline puts the fate of the project into the hands of Secretary of State John Kerry who must make a recommendation to President Obama.  There is no definitive deadline for this recommendation to be made, but early analysis shows the report could clear the [&hellip...
Sep
2013
8

Nature.com: Environmentalist Assertions About Keystone XL “Are Clearly Not Intellectually True”

Nature.com: Environmentalist Assertions About Keystone XL
  The proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta into the U.S. has become a political divider. But as a recent article from Nature.com shows, the project is also dividing the scientific community.  Environmental extremists like Bill McKibben have called Keystone XL “the fuse to the biggest...
Jul
2013
22

NEW POLL: 64 Percent of Americans Support Keystone XL

NEW POLL: 64 Percent of Americans Support Keystone XL
  New United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection polling shows that a majority of Americans support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by a wide margin. 64 percent of Americans support the pipeline according to the numbers while only 24 percent disapprove.  The Obama Administration is currently considering if it will...
Jun
2013
26

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged

Building Trades Praise Obama Climate Plan, Say Keystone XL Concerns Already Assuaged
  The following statement was issued Tuesday by Sean McGarvey, President of the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, in response to President Obama’s unveiling of his Climate Action Plan: “We commend President Obama for initiating efforts to address the issue of carbon pollution and climate change, while...
Jun
2013
6

Napa Environmentalists Pen Pro-Labor Op-Ed Ahead of Pipeline Project

Napa Environmentalists Pen Pro-Labor Op-Ed Ahead of Pipeline Project
  While environmentalists clash with everyone and their mother over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, another pipe project in an even more traditionally pro-environment area, Napa County, California, is enjoying a different experience. The new Napa Pipe, a 154-acre mixed use project which received unanimous support from county...