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President Barack Obama vetoed the Republicans’ Keystone XL pipeline bill Tuesday, rejecting Congress’ attempt to take the project’s fate out of his hands — and leaving the GOP on track for an override vote that will most likely fail. Obama’s veto message was delivered within hours of the legislatio...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed the approval of Congress, after the Senate voted against the project Tuesday. The House passed its version of the bill Friday. An early tally showed 35 for and 30 against th...
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WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--July 23, 2013 – The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly boost the carbon pollution that drives climate change, failing the test set by President Obama, according to a detailed analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. In just one key way, over...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Founded in 1884 when the Canadian Pacific Railway began construction on the final leg of track linking Montreal and the port of Saint John in New Brunswick, Lac-Mégantic was shaken on Saturday 6 July when an oil-laden train bound for a Saint John refinery derailed and exploded, leaving at least...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
keyston CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp, Canada's No. 2 pipeline company, said on Friday its long wait for U.S. government approval of its controversial Keystone XL project will further delay completion of the pipeline and push its cost above the company's $5.3 billion estimate.TransC...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
An oil pipeline rupture on March 29 poured thousands of barrels of heavy crude petroleum into the streets of Mayflower, Ark., focusing the environmental debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline back on the risks of spills. It was fears of a devastating spill in the environmentally sensitive Sandhil...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
  Dirty oil, at the root of this, has no moral compass. It is a style of bullying at the worst level. If the earth did not have the resources for renewable energy that its does, this would still be wrong. One oil spill is too much. Three oil spills happened in the last short week, bringing ho...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Keystone pipeline gains momentum By Zack Colman Green groups are reeling after the release of a draft State Department report that seemed to put the Keystone XL oil pipeline on track for approval. Opponents of Keystone are furious at State’s environmental assessment of the project, which brushed ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
US government report drew on analysis by oil consultants State Department's conclusion that controversial pipeline would not affect development of Canada's tar sands was based on work by companies with close ties to oil industry by Lisa Song The State Department's recent conclusion that the Keyst...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The U.S. government on Thursday delayed approval of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline until after the 2012 U.S. election, bowing to pressure from environmentalists and sparing President Barack Obama a damaging split with liberal voters he may need to win reelection.   The decision to explore a n...
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