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Montana lawmakers unhappy with Obama’s Keystone veto

Montana lawmakers unhappy with Obama’s Keystone veto

HELENA — Montana’s top officeholders didn’t have much good to say about President Barack Obama’s veto Tuesday of a bill approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — and Republicans were especially harsh.

February 24, 2015 5:25 pm Related (0)

Guest opinion: Keystone XL would be safest pipeline ever built

Last week, the new Congress passed a bipartisan bill approving the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. While largely built, and already in operation today carrying oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, the Keystone expansion project has been caught in political limbo for more than six years…

February 23, 2015 12:00 am(0)

Congress passes Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up Obama veto

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Congress approved a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.

February 11, 2015 3:38 pm(0)
Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment.

January 29, 2015 9:45 am Related (0)
Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month.

January 29, 2015 6:20 am Photos

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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.

January 21, 2015 2:55 pm Related (0)
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 Related (0)
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.

January 08, 2015 11:17 am(0)
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.

December 19, 2014 1:30 pm(0)

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December 01, 2014 12:00 am(0)

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.

September 16, 2014 10:17 am(0)
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.

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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…

May 01, 2014 12:00 am(0)

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.

April 29, 2014 2:25 pm(0)
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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TransCanada executive says Keystone XL pipeline will help Bakken production

Exec says pipeline will help

April 02, 2014 4:44 pm(0)
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.

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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.

March 18, 2014 4:02 pm(0)

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.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am(0)

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