Posts Tagged ‘Pipeline’

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examples, scientists are increasingly reaching consensus that the infrastructure being used to ship Bakken crude oil is outdated and will lead to future environmental disasters.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
23

Canadian Gov’t Approves Northern Gateway Pipeline, Well-Paying Union Jobs On the Way

Canadian Gov't Approves Northern Gateway Pipeline, Well-Paying Union Jobs On the Way
  Last week, the Canadian government approved the Northern Gateway project, which will create a pipeline to transport tar sands oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia.  Among those welcoming the news were Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), an umbrella organization which in April agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...
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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...
May
2014
14

If You’re Against Pipelines, You’re Against Some of the Best Jobs Around

If You're Against Pipelines, You're Against Some of the Best Jobs Around
  A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun supports the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by several influential Canadian labor unions surrounding the Northern Gateway Pipeline project.  The author, Robert Deane, explains the tremendous positive impact a quality jobs boom brings: “The fact is this: Minimum-wage and lower-wage jobs,...
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...
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...
Dec
2011
27

Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota See New Hope for Pipeline Project (…Not THAT Pipeline).

Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota See New Hope for Pipeline Project (...Not THAT Pipeline).
When budget cuts are being debated it is often difficult to envision their long-term and broad-ranging impact. One such case is the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System, the nearly decade old infrastructure project that would bring running water to over 300,000 people in rural areas of Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Hit by cuts [&hellip...