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Oil Pipeline

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 pmLoading…
Montana leaders condemn Keystone delay

Montana leaders condemn Keystone delay

HELENA — Montana's elected officials condemned a new delay Friday in the decision whether to approve construction of an oil pipeline from Canada that will run through the eastern part of the state.

April 18, 2014 9:06 pmLoading…
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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Obama to act on Keystone in 'a couple of months'

Obama to act on Keystone in 'a couple of months'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.

February 24, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…

Carter County landowners file suit against pipeline companies, feds

A group of Carter County landowners has filed a federal lawsuit against several pipeline companies and federal agencies demanding a halt to construction of a pipeline until an environmental review is complete.

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Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

Daines rips Obama climate change proposal

HELENA — Montana's congressional delegation is split on President Barack Obama's proposal to deal with climate change.

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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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Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator

Obama: Keystone XL pipeline not major jobs creator

WASHINGTON — Jobs numbers and other benefits touted by supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are probably exaggerated, President Barack Obama told House Republicans on Wednesday, according to lawmakers who attended the closed-door meeting.

March 13, 2013 7:12 pm Photos

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TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

TransCanada: Pipeline would not affect climate

WASHINGTON — In a shift in strategy, the company that wants to build an oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas said Tuesday that the project will have no measurable effect on global warming.

February 19, 2013 4:13 pm Photos

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53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change.

January 23, 2013 4:40 pm Photos

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Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL pipeline route through his state

Nebraska governor OKs Keystone XL pipeline route through his state

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved a new route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline Tuesday that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.

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Montana reviews oil pipeline easement request

Montana reviews oil pipeline easement request

HELENA — The Montana Land Board is preparing to sell easements to a Canadian company so that the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline can run through the state as it crosses some of Montana's most important rivers.

December 14, 2012 2:39 pmLoading…
Bakken oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma canceled

Bakken oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma canceled

TULSA, Okla. — A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the deal couldn't rally enough commitments to transport their oil to Cushing.

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Nebraska officials issue Keystone XL pipeline report

Nebraska officials issue Keystone XL pipeline report

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska environmental regulators have released a preliminary 600-page report on the oil pipeline a Canadian company wants to build across the state.

October 30, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…
Feds wrapping up Yellowstone pipeline spill probe

Feds wrapping up Yellowstone pipeline spill probe

Federal pipeline safety regulators plan to wrap up their investigation into last year's Yellowstone River oil pipeline spill next month.

August 17, 2012 2:09 pm Photos

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TransCanada gets OK for south part of oil pipeline

HOUSTON — A Canadian company that wants to build an oil pipeline from Alberta's tar sands region to Texas refineries has received a final permit for the Gulf Coast portion of the project and announced Friday that construction on the 485-mile section would start in the coming weeks.

July 27, 2012 3:00 pmLoading…
New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

New proposed Keystone XL pipeline route unveiled

LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials unveiled a new preferred route Thursday for the Nebraska portion of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state's groundwater-rich Sandhills region.

April 19, 2012 3:35 pmLoading…
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…

Bill to resume Nebraska Keystone XL study advances

LINCOLN, Neb. — A bill that would let Nebraska resume its environmental study of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline won first-round approval from lawmakers Thursday, while critics warned that the state was exposing itself to a legal challenge.

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