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Nebraska OKs Keystone Pipeline, With a Catch

Nebraska gives its approval, though it changes the route

(Newser) - President Trump and backers of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline can claim a victory: Nebraska on Monday agreed to let the pipeline be laid in the state, clearing the last remaining major regulatory hurdle, reports Politico . A state panel, however, changed the route proposed by pipeline owner TransCanada, moving... More »

Keystone Pipeline Spills 210K Gallons of Oil

Pipeline has been shut down as crews work on the situation

(Newser) - About 5,000 barrels of oil—that's 210,000 gallons—spilled from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota Thursday. The company that operates the pipeline, TransCanada, says in a statement obtained by KSFY that the spill "was completely isolated within 15 minutes and emergency response procedures were activated.... More »

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets US OK, With 'Unusual Twist'

Rex Tillerson had nothing to do with State Department signoff on controversial project

(Newser) - The Keystone XL pipeline is officially a go, at least as far as the feds are concerned. Two years after then-President Obama used his veto power to block construction of the TransCanada conduit, the AP reports that a State Department permit was issued Friday to begin construction into the US.... More »

White House: Keystone XL Doesn't Have to Use American Steel

'The steel is already literally sitting there'

(Newser) - President Trump's "Buy American" order calling for American steel to be used in American pipeline projects doesn't cover the Canadian, Italian, and Indian steel being used in the Keystone XL Pipeline project. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Friday that Trump's order applies to "new,... More »

Trump Greenlights 2 Controversial Pipelines

Keystone and Dakota Access can move forward again

(Newser) - Two controversial pipelines stopped by the Obama administration just got revived by the Trump administration. The president signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, reports the Hill . The moves do not equate to final approval, and the next steps are a little... More »

Keystone Pipeline Leaks Thousands of Gallons of Oil Into S. Dakota

TransCanada denies any significant threats to the environment or public health

(Newser) - The Keystone pipeline sprung a leak Saturday, and TransCanada was slightly off in its original estimate of how much oil spilled into Hutchinson County, South Dakota—by about 9,000% or so. CNN reports the oil company originally estimated that only about 187 gallons had spilled. On Thursday, it updated... More »

TransCanada Sues US Over Pipeline, Wants $15B

Company also wants reversal of 'arbitrary' decision

(Newser) - See you in court, eh? TransCanada, a Canadian company hit hard by President Obama's rejection of its Keystone XL pipeline project , has filed twin lawsuits seeking $15 billion in damages and a reversal of the US decision, the New York Times reports. One lawsuit, filed under the North American... More »

Obama Rejects Keystone Oil Pipeline

President says it's not in the interests of the US

(Newser) - After more than seven years of debate, President Obama announced Friday he's putting the kibosh on the Keystone XL pipeline, confirming earlier reports from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times . With VP Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry flanking him at a White House... More »

'Stunning' Move Made on Keystone Pipeline Request

Canadian energy company writes letter to State Dept.

(Newser) - The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the US Gulf Coast has asked the US State Department to pause its review of the project. TransCanada said Monday a suspension would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska authorities for approval of its preferred route through the... More »

Clinton's Slap at Keystone Shows Her Primary Fears

Appealing to liberal Dems now may help her in primary, but not in general: 'WaPo'

(Newser) - Take a step back from the general election, but take two steps forward toward the Democratic primary. That seems to be the strategy behind Hillary Clinton's announcement yesterday that she opposed the Keystone XL pipeline , writes Philip Bump for the Washington Post , asserting that Clinton may have purposely timed... More »

Clinton on Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: 'I Oppose It'

She says it will hamper necessary work on climate change

(Newser) - For the first time, Hillary Clinton has revealed her position on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline : "I oppose it." Clinton made the announcement today after months of avoiding giving a definitive statement on the potential oil pipeline from Texas to Canada, Politico reports. "I think it is... More »

Obama's 'First Significant' Veto Holds

GOP-led Senate fails to get the two-thirds majority needed to override veto

(Newser) - The GOP-controlled Senate has, as expected, failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have green-lit the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Proponents of the bill have said since its introduction that they didn't have the vote of two-thirds of the Senate... More »

Obama Vetoes Keystone Oil Pipeline

It's the third veto of his presidency

(Newser) - President Obama rejected a bill today to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. It came as no surprise. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has... More »

House Paves Way for Obama's First Major Veto

Congress sends Keystone pipeline bill to president's desk

(Newser) - The House today followed the Senate's lead and sent a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone oil pipeline to the president's desk. President Obama, however, has promised to use his veto pen for just the third time in his tenure, though this will be his "first major"... More »

Veto No. 3? Senate Passes Keystone

Obama has said he won't sign, and Senate is short of override threshold

(Newser) - It looks like President Obama will be dusting off his "veto pen " for just the third time in his presidency: The Senate today voted to build the Keystone oil pipeline by a vote of 62-36, reports the Hill . And while nine Democrats joined Republicans in favor of the... More »

Senate: Climate Change Is Real, but Not Humans' Fault

Votes reject measures that say people are causing environmental devastation

(Newser) - Even though Republicans have acknowledged that climate change does indeed exist (and the Pentagon has called it a military threat ), GOPers still don't want to commit to stating it's humans who actually cause it. On Wednesday the Senate voted down two measures that say just that—and... More »

Senate Needs 4 More Votes for Keystone Veto Override

Hoeven: Supporters still working to trump Obama's veto

(Newser) - Just days after the Keystone XL pipeline got a break in Nebraska , it appears to have hit a stumbling block in the United States Senate, which does not appear to have the votes to override the veto President Obama has said he's got waiting for the measure. "My... More »

Nebraska Court Gives Big Win to Keystone Oil Pipeline

Judges toss lawsuit by landowners opposed to project

(Newser) - Nebraska's highest court threw out a challenge today to a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, removing a major roadblock for the $7 billion project that Republicans have vowed to make a key part of their 2015 agenda in Congress. The lawsuit brought by landowners challenged a... More »

Get Ready for 'Hell No' Senate Liberals

Dems prepared to fight 'god-awful' Republicans on environment, campaign finance

(Newser) - Yesterday's Keystone pipeline fail in the Senate may have disappointed one notable Democrat—Louisiana's Mary Landrieu —but it appears to have lit a fire under a whole bunch of others. Liberal Democrats are poised to fight "tooth and nail," as Politico puts it, against the... More »

Keystone Vote Fails in Senate

Mary Landrieu falls one vote shy of the necessary 60

(Newser) - President Obama won't have to make a decision about whether to veto the Keystone XL oil pipeline this year. A bill to send the measure to his desk failed to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate this evening, reports AP . Democrat Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, facing a... More »

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