Department Of State
WASHINGTON — After months of war fever over Ukraine, perhaps the biggest surprise is that citizens there will be voting to choose a new government in elections that observers predict will be free and fair in most areas.
U.S. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is calling on Congress to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and take future decisions about cross-border infrastructure projects out of the president's hands.
The crackup ahead lies in the mismatch between the challenges facing America and the public’s willingness to support an activist foreign policy to deal with them. Simply put: There is a splintering of the traditional consensus for global engagement at the very time that some big new problems…
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project from Canada to Texas should only be approved if it doesn't worsen carbon pollution.
WASHINGTON — House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.
GREAT FALLS — Montana officials say they won't pay for a project to pipe clean drinking water from Conrad to Brady until water-rights issues are resolved.
As the bureaucratic permitting process grinds on, the latest environmental impact statement confirms there’s no substantial environmental or safety reason to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
WASHINGTON — The State Department on Friday raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change.
As soon as Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gave his support to a reroute of the Keystone XL oil pipeline through his state, the chorus of pipeline supporters resounded from Helena to Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON — The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.
LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would allow Nebraska to restart a review of the Keystone XL pipeline project's route inched closer to final passage Thursday, with a requirement that the state's environmental agency hold at least one public hearing before releasing its recommendation.
WASHINGTON — Under pressure from the White House, the Democratic-controlled Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican bid to speed approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
HOUSTON — A Canadian company that wants to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline through the U.S. heartland to the Texas Gulf Coast will be ready within weeks to submit plans for a new route that avoids the environmentally sensitive Nebraska Sandhills region, a TransCanada executive said Tuesday.
“Pipeline not really dead; Keystone XL issue only resting until after the U.S. presidential election in November.”
WASHINGTON — Angered by President Barack Obama's delay of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, Senate Republicans are moving to force him to act.
LINCOLN, Neb. — An energy company's agreement to shift an oil pipeline away from the environmentally sensitive Sandhills will help avoid several possible legal conflicts over Nebraska's authority to reroute it, but significant issues still must be resolved about how much power the state will…
LINCOLN, Neb. — A Canadian pipeline developer that wants to run an oil line through six states to Texas refineries would lose at least $1 million a day and suffer "substantial economic harm" if opponents delay or derail the project, a top executive said in response to a federal lawsuit.
WASHINGTON — With the formal debate over on Friday, a decision on an oil pipeline that will cross America’s heartland and open up a greater market for Canada’s oil sands now rests with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to speed up a decision by the Obama administration on a contentious plan to send oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
WASHINGTON - A dispute over a plan to send oil from western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast moved to Capitol Hill on Monday, where a House panel debated whether to speed a decision by the Obama administration.