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  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

    NELIGH, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of a proposed pipeline to carry Canadian oil south to the Gulf Coast have carved a message of resistance into a Nebraska field in the project's path. The 80-acre artwork, which was done last week and reads "Heartland#NoKXL," is the latest protest...

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    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 Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and...

  • Did Jay Carney just undermine Obama on Keystone XL?

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday the process for approving the Keystone XL pipeline would remain in place, despite President Obama assuring governors in February that the decision would be made “in a couple months.”

  • Keystone XL's future depends upon outcome of 2014 election

    Will Obama finally approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline project "in a few months," as Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin recently claimed he vowed? Don't count on it, at least according to The Hill's Laura Barron-Lopez, writing on the E2 wire. After so much back and forth on the issue since 2009,...

  • Anti-fracking/Keystone groups make desperate 'cancer' claims to push agenda

    Did you know that hydraulic fracking and the oil sands that would be transported by the Keystone XL pipeline cause cancer? It makes sense: Environmentalists don’t like fracking or the Keystone XL, therefore, they cause cancer, right? Well, actually, no. It turns out that despite Dr. John...

  • Conservative House Republicans push jobs bill

    A group of conservative House Republicans introduced a comprehensive job-creation bill Wednesday designed to ease federal regulations and weaken organized labor's influence — longstanding GOP bugaboos the party says have hurt the economy. The Republican Study Committee measure also aims to...

  • Former PHMSA administrator: Keystone XL is safe and should be approved

    There’s no logical reason this project should be denied. It is clearly in America’s international interest to shift global energy supplies westward and away from Moscow. And domestically, there are no good reasons to allow political considerations to sacrifice safety in energy transportation.

  • Examiner Editorial: Desperate about Keystone XL? Throw mud at the Kochs

    Controversy erupted last week when Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post's Wonkblog posted a story headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada's oil sands isn't Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It's the Koch Brothers.” According to Mufson and Eilperin, the Koch Brother's...

  • Examiner Editorial: Why it's vital to complete the Keystone XL pipeline

    Imagine what would have happened in 1937 had the builders of the Golden Gate Bridge stopped half-way across the water separating the San Francisco peninsula and San Marin County because a bunch of feuding politicians couldn't agree to finish the job. Late-night comedians would still be making...

  • Despite opposition, many landowners await Keystone XL pipeline

    If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

  • Keystone XL puts low-key Lee Terry in the spotlight

    Rep. Lee Terry, a Republican who is serving his eighth term representing Nebraska's 2nd district, has been a leading proponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is on hold while President Obama decides whether to grant the permit that would allow the project to finally go forward.

  • Beyond the Keystone XL pipeline, what's the next energy fight?

    Building the Keystone XL pipeline my be the topic du jour on the energy front these days, but Congress should start looking beyond it in order to get a head start on the next big fight. In that vain, Sen. Ted Cruz gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation on Feb. 10, telling Republicans to...

  • Keystone XL opponents have to enlist foreigners to help their cause

    Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline wanted to claim victory by providing far more comments to the State Department than supporters of the pipeline.

  • Ukraine crisis a teachable energy moment for Obama, but will he learn anything?

    Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine provide us a clear view of the fecklessness, folly and utter danger of President Obama's green energy policies to US national and economic security, and the administration's actions prove it.



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