Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline and Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement, New York Times ($)

In a burst of climate orders, the president also ordered federal agencies to begin the process of reinstating environmental regulations reversed under the Trump administration. By Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman • Published Jan. 20, 2021 Updated Feb. 19, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord

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Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline in Inauguration Day Executive Order, New York Times ($)

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, quickly reversing his predecessor’s approval of a project to move oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico long opposed by environmentalists, according to a person familiar with Mr. Biden’s plans. Opponents of the nearly

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Canada Energy Regulator projects there may be no need for Trans Mountain expansion or Keystone XL, Financial Post ($)

Report says if more climate policies put in place, oil output will grow until 2039, but only enough to need Line 3 Mia Rabson • The Canadian Press • Nov 24, 2020  •  3 minute read OTTAWA — A new report from the Canada Energy Regulator projects that if Canada strengthens its climate policies to cut more

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The Trump Administration Is Reversing More Than 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List, New York Times ($)

By Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-ripka and Kendra Pierre-louis • Updated Jan. 20, 2021 Over four years, the Trump administration dismantled major climate policies and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. In all, a New York Times analysis, based on research from Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and other sources, counts

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Federal Judge Denies Bid to Halt Work on Keystone XL, Pipeline & Gas Journal

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Native American tribes to halt construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada over worries about potential spills and damage to cultural sites.  Work started this spring on the long-stalled pipeline that would carry oil sands crude from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska.

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Is This the End of New Pipelines? New York Times ($)

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change. By Hiroko Tabuchi and Brad Plumer • Published July 8, 2020 | Updated Jan. 18, 2021 They are among the nation’s most significant infrastructure projects: More than 9,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines in the United States are currently

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline, New York Times ($)

But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation. By Adam Liptak • July 6, 2020 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to allow construction of parts of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that

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Supreme Court Won’t Block Ruling to Halt Work on Keystone XL Pipeline, New York Times ($)

But the justices stayed the rest of a federal trial judge’s ruling striking down a permit program, allowing construction of other pipelines around the nation. By Adam Liptak • Published July 6, 2020 | Updated Jan. 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request from the Trump administration to allow construction of parts of the Keystone XL

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Supreme Court Reinstates Permit 12 but Excludes Keystone XL, Pipeline & Gas Journal

By Jeff Awalt, Executive Editor HOUSTON (P&GJ) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the Army Corps of Engineers’ use of Nationwide Permit 12 but refused to let TC Energy resume construction of its Keystone XL pipeline under the fast-track permit. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris of Montana ruled in April that the Corps violated federal law

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Alberta gears up for another legal battle over Keystone XL after Biden vows to pull permissions, Financial Post ($)

Next U.S. president has the power to force TC Energy to dig up the pipeline, says one legal scholar By Geoffrey Morgan CALGARY — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he is prepared to go to court anf file a free-trade lawsuit alongside TC Energy Corp. if Joe Biden becomes president and follows through with his

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Joe Biden vows to cancel Keystone XL if he wins presidency, National Post ($)

Alberta’s Jason Kenney has already committed to $1.1 billion on the project The Canadian Press WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign says the former vice-president will rip up President Donald Trump’s approvals for the Keystone XL pipeline if he takes over the White House next year. Campaign officials made Biden’s first policy pronouncements on the controversial

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Biden says he’d cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit if elected, CBC

Alexander Panetta, Katie Simpson • CBC News • May 18, 2020 2:17 PM ET | Last Updated: May 18 Joe Biden will cancel the Keystone XL pipeline if he’s elected president of the United States, his campaign said Monday in a potential death blow for the delay-plagued Canada-U.S. oil project. His staff said he would withdraw the permit

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Montana judge blocks Keystone XL permit for river crossings, Bloomberg Green ($)

By Tom Korosec and Kevin Orland • April 15, 2020, 6:02 PM EDT | Updated on April 16, 2020, 2:20 PM EDT Montana judge invalidates Army Corps river crossing permit TC Energy missed 2019 construction season due to legal issues TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was a dealt a setback with a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army

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Trump signs permit for construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Washington Post ($)

By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin March 29, 2019 at 5:55 p.m. EDT President Trump signed a new order Friday granting permission for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, marking the White House’s latest effort to jump-start one of the most controversial infrastructure proposals in recent U.S. history. Trump’s presidential permit gives TransCanada, the Calgary-based firm behind

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In A Setback For Trump, Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline Construction, NPR

Emily Sullivan • November 9, 2018 3:54 AM ET A U.S. district judge has issued an order blocking construction of the controversial transnational Keystone XL Pipeline until the State Department conducts further study of its impact on the environment. Judge Brian Morris’ 54-page order, issued late Thursday, overturns the Trump administrations’s approval last year of

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Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama, New York Times ($)

By Peter Baker and Coral Davenport • Jan. 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment on Tuesday as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked, and set in motion a plan to curb regulations that slow other building projects. In his latest moves to dismantle the

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South Dakota: Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Renewed, New York Times ($)

By The Associated Press • Jan. 5, 2016 State regulators on Tuesday again approved the section of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would go through South Dakota, despite the project’s stalled status at the federal level. The Public Utilities Commission’s decision also hinges on a requirement that TransCanada Corporation receive a presidential permit for the

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Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, New York Times ($)

By Coral Davenport • Nov. 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies. Mr. Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which

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Keystone Battle in Washington Belied Pipeline’s Real Impact, Bloomberg News ($)

Elizabeth Wasserman, November 6, 2015 President Barack Obama, flanked by VP Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State, John Kerry, announces his denial of a Presidential Permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. WASHINGTON – The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline had all the elements of a classic Washington scrap: protests, political ads and lobbyists

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Obama rejects Keystone XL, National Observer ($)

By Charles Mandel | News, US News | November 6th 2015 After seven years of acrimonious court battles, profligate spending and hardball political lobbying, the Keystone XL pipeline is dead. U.S. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal, as most suspected he would. “Several years ago, the State Department began a review process for the proposed construction of a pipeline that would

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Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline citing ‘national interest’, CBC

U.S. president says Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed ‘disappointment’ pipeline won’t proceed The Associated Press • Posted: Nov 06, 2015 11:14 AM ET | Last Updated: November 6, 2015 The Obama administration has rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, capping a seven-year saga that became an environmental flashpoint in both Canada and the U.S.

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Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota, NPR, Heard on All Things Considered

The U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but the issue appears headed for a green light in the GOP-controlled Congress next year. Heard on All Things Considered • November 21, 2014 4:22 PM ET Transcript ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: While the lame-duck Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Republicans vow

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Report Opens Way to Approval for Keystone Pipeline, New York Times ($)

By Coral Davenport • Jan. 31, 2014 WASHINGTON — The State Department released a report on Friday concluding that the Keystone XL pipeline would not substantially worsen carbon pollution, leaving an opening for President Obama to approve the politically divisive project. The department’s long-awaited environmental impact statement appears to indicate that the project could pass the criteria Mr.

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State Department releases Keystone XL final environmental impact statement, Washington Post ($)

By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson • January 31, 2014 The State Department concluded in its final environmental assessment issued Friday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be unlikely to alter global greenhouse gas emissions, but officials cautioned that they are still weighing whether the project would meet the test of President Obama’s broader climate strategy. Though the

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Keystone proponents on Obama’s job numbers: ‘He’s not paying much attention,’ The Globe and Mail ($)

LEE-ANNE GOODMAN, WASHINGTON, THE CANADIAN PRESS, PUBLISHED JULY 30, 2013 U.S. President Barack Obama’s latest public comments on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline have highlighted the wildly divergent job estimates associated with the project while raising concerns among American proponents that he’s preparing to reject it. The White House hasn’t responded to queries about where the president

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EPA deems US state department Keystone review ‘insufficient,’ The Guardian

Momentum shifts again toward pipeline opponents in the long-running battle By John H Cushman Jr – for InsideClimate News, part of the Guardian Environment Network Leading environmental groups declared on Monday that the Obama administration’s latest environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline fundamentally violated the nation’s core environmental law, an unmistakable warning that they would sue the State Department if it continued to insist that the pipeline poses

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When To Say No, Editorial, New York Times ($)

OPINION By Editorial The State Department’s latest environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline makes no recommendation about whether President Obama should approve it. Here is ours. He should say no, and for one overriding reason: A president who has repeatedly identified climate change as one of humanity’s most pressing dangers cannot in good conscience

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State Dept: Keystone XL would have small impact on climate, tar sands, Washington Post ($)

By Brad Plumer • March 1, 2013 at 4:32 p.m. EST The State Department has just released its 2,000-page draft environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, down to Steele City, Nebraska and on to the Gulf of Mexico. The big takeaway: The State Department concluded

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Report May Ease Path for New Pipeline, New York Times ($)

By John M. Broder • March 1, 2013 WASHINGTON — The State Department issued a revised environmental impact statement for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline on Friday that makes no recommendation about whether the project should be built but presents no conclusive environmental reason it should not be. The 2,000-page document also makes no statement on whether the pipeline is

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Stop Keystone pipeline before it’s too late, CNN

Ted Turner and Special to CNN | Updated 3:46 PM EST, Fri February 24, 2012 Editor’s Note: Ted Turner is the founder and chairman of the United Nations Foundation and the founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting. He no longer plays an active role in CNN’s operations. He also founded and is the co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, which

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Keystone XL Jobs Bewilder Media, Columbia Journalism Review.

Reporters still fumbling numbers in wake of pipeline’s rejection By Curtis Brainard, JANUARY 24, 2012 God help the poor news consumers of America, especially the would-be voters. President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline last week incited a new wave of coverage and speculation about how many jobs the line would create. Unfortunately,

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Keystone XL Isn’t the Key, Centre for American Progress

Pipeline Project Won’t Improve Energy Independence By Kate Gordon and Daniel J. Weiss December 16, 2011, 9:00 am As Congress attempts to finish its 2011 work, the House leadership continues to push hard to speed up the permitting process for the Keystone XL pipeline. Today Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) threatened to add a

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Just How Many Jobs Would The Keystone Pipeline Create? NPR

December 14, 2011, 4:43 PM ET | Heard on All Things Considered by Tamara Keith https://www.npr.org/player/embed/143719155/143727486 One of the major sticking points between the House and the Senate as they face off over end-of-year legislation is the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The bill the House passed Tuesday contains a provision forcing President Obama to decide on

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EDITORIAL, Keystone Claptrap, New York Times ($)

December 12, 2011 The Keystone XL oil pipeline has become the House Republicans’ weapon of choice in their fight with President Obama over jobs and taxes. Mr. Obama has said he will not make a decision on the pipeline until 2013. The Republicans are insisting that he approve it now and have attached an amendment to

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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: Today’s Most Explosive Environmental Debate, The Atlantic ($)

By Jordan Weissmann NOVEMBER 5, 2011 Canada wants to build a pipeline that would send oil to the U.S. Here’s why environmentalists the world over are dead-set on stopping it. Even if you don’t pay a whole lot of attention to the fine points of U.S. energy policy, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the

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Keystone Pipeline debate heats up, Washington Post ($)

By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, November 5, 2011 Canadian ambassador Gary Doer has a straightforward analysis of whether TransCanada will win the Obama administration’s approval to build and operate an enormous pipeline to transport oil from Alberta to the Texas coast. “If it’s made on merit, we’re confident,” Doer said in an interview. “If it’s made on

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Keystone XL Oil Pipeline: A Symbolic Struggle Steeped In Fuzzy Math, Huffington Post

By Tom Zeller Jr. 11/04/2011 07:11am EDT | Updated December 6, 2017 At the end of September, the mayor of tiny Atkinson, Neb., sat calmly waiting for an invasion. David Frederick’s rural outpost of about 1,000 residents, set along the northeastern edge of Nebraska’s Sandhills, was about to see its population briefly swelled by a phalanx of U.S. State

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Proposed Oil Pipeline from Canada, Diane Rehm Show

Tuesday, Oct 18 2011 • 10 a.m. (ET) https://dianerehm.org/audio/#/shows/2011-10-18/proposed-oil-pipeline-canada/106061/@00:00 Pros and cons of a proposed pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Understanding the stakes for the environment, the U.S. economy and the White House.  Guests Juliet Eilperin Environmental reporter, The Washington Post, and author of ” Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden

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