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David Ignatius: Neutral solution: A Finland model for Ukraine?

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.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

Walsh: pass Keystone, remove Obama from cross-border infrastructure decisions

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.

May 08, 2014 1:49 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: America must make new global connections

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…

December 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Obama links Keystone approval to carbon emissions

Obama links Keystone approval to carbon emissions

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.

June 25, 2013 5:42 pmLoading…
U.S. House passes GOP bill to speed Keystone XL pipeline approval

U.S. House passes GOP bill to speed Keystone XL pipeline approval

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.

May 22, 2013 9:12 pm Photos

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Montana agency delays paying for water project

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.

May 11, 2013 4:20 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: TransCanada pipeline permit should be issued soon

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.

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State Dept: No major objections to Keystone XL pipeline

State Dept: No major objections to 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.

March 01, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…
Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

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.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

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.

April 18, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

New Nebraska Keystone XL pipeline review bill advances

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.

April 05, 2012 5:00 pmLoading…

Senate blocks bid to speed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

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.

March 08, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…

TransCanada executive: New Keystone route in weeks

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.

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Gazette opinion: Deadline decision must not stop Keystone XL

“Pipeline not really dead; Keystone XL issue only resting until after the U.S. presidential election in November.”

January 22, 2012 12:10 am Related Loading…
GOP bill would force action on Canada oil pipeline

GOP bill would force action on Canada oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — Angered by President Barack Obama's delay of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, Senate Republicans are moving to force him to act.

November 30, 2011 4:00 pmLoading…

Other challenges ahead after Keystone pipeline route shift

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…

November 15, 2011 4:38 pmLoading…
TransCanada says pipeline delays could cost $1M a day

TransCanada says pipeline delays could cost $1M a day

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.

November 02, 2011 4:30 pmLoading…

Hearings on controversial oil sands pipeline end

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.

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House votes to speed decision on oil pipeline

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.

July 26, 2011 5:32 pmLoading…

Fight over Canadian oil pipeline moves to Congress

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.

May 23, 2011 5:56 pmLoading…

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