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Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

Yellowstone River oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network.

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Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

The congressional chess match over the Keystone XL pipeline added some Twister rules Friday when Montana’s senators linked it to a proposed U.S. Air Force fighter jet training range.

January 16, 2015 3:02 pm Photos

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With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

WASHINGTON — A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, resulting from abundant global oil supplies, and cheaper gasoline at the pump raise critical questions about whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline is still needed or even makes financial sense.

January 11, 2015 11:21 am Photos

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Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

WASHINGTON — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure.

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Keystone XL operator seeks South Dakota approval

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline on Monday formally asked South Dakota's utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state.

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Supporters says Keystone XL bill short of 60 votes

Supporters says Keystone XL bill short of 60 votes

WASHINGTON — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline conceded Thursday they lack the 60 votes necessary to pass legislation authorizing immediate construction of the project, but said they remain hopeful of prevailing.

May 01, 2014 10:30 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Another frustrating delay on Keystone XL

President Obama did no favors for Montana Democrats when he again delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Gov. Steve Bullock, Sens. Jon Tester and John Walsh, all Democrats, protested the delay and repeated their calls to build the oil pipeline from Canada. Republican Rep. Steve Dain…

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Keystone XL pipeline supporters seek Senate vote

WASHINGTON — In a struggle steeped in election-year politics, supporters of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline are seeking a swift Senate vote on legislation to approve construction of the project that environmentalists oppose strongly and the Obama administration has delayed indefinitely.

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U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. delays review of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

April 18, 2014 1:29 pm Photos

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Keystone XL touted as key factor in energy security

Keystone XL touted as key factor in energy security

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline was touted Tuesday as a key factor in the nation’s efforts to obtain secure energy resources and improve national security.

April 01, 2014 5:09 pm Photos

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Despite their opposition, many landowners await pipeline construction

LINCOLN, Neb. — 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.

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Gazette opinion: Best route to oil markets for U.S., Montana

After another year of exhaustive review, the U.S. State Department found no good reason to deny TransCanada a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Salazar: Build Keystone XL oil pipeline

Salazar: Build Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he believes the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada should be built.

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Broad coalition backs Keystone XL oil pipeline

Broad coalition backs Keystone XL oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — An unusual coalition of lawmakers from both parties, labor and business leaders, veterans groups and Canada's ambassador to the United States joined forces Tuesday to push for quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

February 04, 2014 8:39 am
Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S.

January 31, 2014 1:06 pm Photos

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Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section

Keystone XL pipeline prepares for start-up of southern section

About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal setbacks that allowed the project to move forward.

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Baucus sends Obama letter over climate change

Baucus sends Obama letter over climate change

HELENA, Mont. — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus is asking President Barack Obama to consider Montana as the administration develops its policy to deal with climate change.

July 09, 2013 3:17 pmLoading…

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