Keystone Pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27554/all en US Senators urge Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.</p> <p>The letter, signed by 53 senators, came a day after Nebraska's governor approved a revised route for the pipeline to travel through the state while avoiding ecologically sensitive areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738479 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Majority of U.S. senators back Keystone XL pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-majority-us-senators-back-keystone-xl-pipeline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fifty three Senators sign letter, up from 18 in November</p> <p>* Obama expected to decide fate of pipeline later this year</p> <p>* Letter comes a day after Nebraska approves pipeline</p> <p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-majority-us-senators-back-keystone-xl-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:45:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738505 at http://www.globalpost.com Kerry to meet Canadian FM in first bilateral talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold his first bilateral talks Friday, as he welcomes his Canadian counterpart John Baird to the State Department.</p> <p>He will also meet with a delegation sent to the United States to represent South Korean president-elect Park Geun-Hye, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told journalists on Thursday.</p> <p>Among the issues likely to be discussed between Kerry and Baird is the controversial $7 billion Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL oil pipeline, which is still awaiting a green light from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/kerry-meet-canadian-fm-first-bilateral-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Council on Foreign Relations John Kerry Keystone Pipeline Politics Victoria Nuland AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749421 at http://www.globalpost.com US to decide soon on Canada pipeline project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-decide-soon-canada-pipeline-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States will make a decision soon on the fate of a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, new Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday, as he met his Canadian counterpart.</p> <p>In a sign of the strong ties between the two North American neighbors, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird was the first foreign leader to be met by Kerry at the State Department since he took over the job a week ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-decide-soon-canada-pipeline-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:30:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750638 at http://www.globalpost.com US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-protesters-urge-obama-act-global-warming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Sunday for a rally to press President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to help fight global warming.</p> <p>The protesters want Obama to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada's tar sands to Texas and order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set carbon standards for power plants, among other things.</p> <p>The event has been organized by scores of local and national environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, under an umbrella group named Forward on Climate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-protesters-urge-obama-act-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Keystone Pipeline Politics Technology United States AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:00:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758318 at http://www.globalpost.com US protesters urge Obama to act on global warming http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-protesters-urge-obama-act-global-warming-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Washington Sunday to urge President Barack Obama to take concrete measures to fight global warming.</p> <p>Waving banners and signs with slogans like "what will be your climate legacy?," the protesters called on Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline that would bring oil from Canada to Texas, and order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set carbon standards for power plants.</p> <p>"It's time for the country to wake up, the US has been dragging its feet too long," said Mimi Body, one of the protesters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/us-protesters-urge-obama-act-global-warming-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Keystone Pipeline Politics United States AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:00:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758375 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands at climate rally in U.S. call on Obama to reject Keystone pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/thousands-at-climate-rally-us-call-obama-reject-keystone-pipeli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered on the Washington's National Mall on Sunday calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal and honor his inaugural pledge to act on climate change.</p> <p>Organizers of the "Forward on Climate" event estimated that 35,000 people from 30 states turned out in cold, blustery conditions for what they said was the biggest climate rally in U.S. history. Police did not verify the crowd size.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/thousands-at-climate-rally-us-call-obama-reject-keystone-pipeli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758556 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-UPDATE 3-US execs united on oil drilling, divided on gas exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-us-ceos-back-more-oil-drilling-and-keystone-xl-pipelin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Officials should ease rules as oil, gas sectors boom, executives say</p> <p>* Controversial oil sand pipeline a good idea, CEOs say</p> <p>* Help for clean energy, more efficiency also part of mix</p> <p>By Patrick Rucker and Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Chief executives from some of the largest U.S. companies offered an energy blueprint on Monday that would expand drilling but they dodged thorny questions such as whether the nation's oil and gas wealth should be exported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130225/update-1-us-ceos-back-more-oil-drilling-and-keystone-xl-pipelin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Energy economics Fuel gas Hydraulic fracturing Keystone Pipeline Natural gas Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5766164 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. energy policy shifting as abundance replaces scarcity-Obama adviser http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-energy-policy-shifting-abundance-replaces-scarcity-obama-adv <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Shale oil, gas boom has forced rethink of energy policy-Zichal</p> <p>* White House finalizing new fracking rules</p> <p>* Did not tip hand on decisions about exports, Keystone pipeline</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - As U.S. oil and natural gas production booms, the Obama administration's energy policy has been "fluid" by necessity to adapt to the huge economic opportunities and climate challenges posed by growth, the top White House energy and climate adviser said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/us-energy-policy-shifting-abundance-replaces-scarcity-obama-adv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Hydraulic fracturing Keystone Pipeline Natural gas Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:00:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769245 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada doesn't expect U.S. will veto Keystone pipeline: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/canada-doesnt-expect-us-will-veto-keystone-pipeline-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday he did not anticipate that the United States would reject TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Texas coast.</p> <p>Green groups strongly oppose the pipeline, which they say will help boost global warming. U.S. officials say they expect a final decision by the middle of the year.</p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769792 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Canada minister doesn't expect U.S. to veto Keystone pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-canada-minister-doesnt-expect-us-veto-keystone-pipelin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. officials expect final decision by mid-year</p> <p>* Canada cautiously optimistic, says minister</p> <p>* Greens strongly oppose the proposed pipeline</p> <p>By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday he does not expect the United States to reject TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-canada-minister-doesnt-expect-us-veto-keystone-pipelin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Petroleum United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:01:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769856 at http://www.globalpost.com US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta and travels 875 miles (1,050 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771424 at http://www.globalpost.com US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,050 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:01:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771473 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED: US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $5.3 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar sands of Alberta province in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,410 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/corrected-us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771498 at http://www.globalpost.com US suggests Keystone pipeline won't harm environment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-suggests-keystone-pipeline-wont-harm-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $5.3 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta in Canada and travels 875 miles (1,408 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-suggests-keystone-pipeline-wont-harm-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 03:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771522 at http://www.globalpost.com