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Gazette opinion: Montana's stake in Keystone XL approval

A day after 39 Democratic U.S. senators and two independent senators voted against constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, it’s worth noting why the proposal for transporting Canadian crude has bipartisan support in Montana.

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Exchange program brings Middle Eastern, N. African students to MSU, Butte

Exchange program brings Middle Eastern, N. African students to MSU, Butte

BUTTE — The World Museum of Mining saw a different group of explorers Saturday morning when a bus from the Montana State University carrying about 40 people pulled up.

July 15, 2013 1:00 pmLoading…
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…
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…
Kerry promises Keystone XL decision in 'near term'

Kerry promises Keystone XL decision in 'near term'

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday promised a "fair and transparent" review of a Canadian company's plan to pipe oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas.

February 08, 2013 5:03 pmLoading…
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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State to give county property near fairgrounds worth $640,000

State to give county property near fairgrounds worth $640,000

The nine-acre parcel next to the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, which is surrounded by a rusty chain-link fence and three strands of barbed wire, is an eyesore for many area residents but an opportunity for others.

October 06, 2012 6:00 pmLoading…

House backs bill to speed oil pipeline from Canada

WASHINGTON — Sensing a political opening, House Republicans on Tuesday approved a plan that links speedy approval of an oil pipeline from Canada to a measure renewing a payroll tax cut.

December 13, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…
Rehberg sponsors companion bill on oil pipeline

Rehberg sponsors companion bill on oil pipeline

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is sponsoring the House version of a bill meant to force President Barack Obama to act on a proposed oil pipeline from Canada, through eastern Montana and to refineries in Texas.

December 01, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…
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…

Guest Opinion: Pipeline delay a short-term win for environment

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — President Barack Obama’s decision to delay a decision on the Keystone pipeline is a short-term victory for environmentalists. The long-term prospects are murkier.

November 27, 2011 12:05 amLoading…
Nebraska lawmakers give 2nd approval to pipeline bill

Nebraska lawmakers give 2nd approval to pipeline bill

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers avoided a drawn-out political fight Thursday after a prominent critic of the planned Keystone XL pipeline backed away from his proposal to keep nearly all oil lines out of sandy-soil hills that sit atop an enormous U.S. water supply.

November 17, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Keystone restarts after 'mechanical issues'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A pipeline that carries tar sands oil from Canada through seven states was temporarily shut down for "mechanical issues," the pipeline's owner said Wednesday.

November 09, 2011 4:15 pmLoading…
Oil pipeline argument focuses on jobs, environment

Oil pipeline argument focuses on jobs, environment

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. — Backers of an oil pipeline that would cut across Oklahoma to deliver crude oil from Canada to refineries in Houston want the jobs that would come with the project, but environmental groups say the damage to natural areas isn't worth the benefits the shortcut would bring.

October 01, 2011 5:00 pmLoading…

Western ND pipeline proposal scaled back

BISMARCK, N.D. - A proposed oil pipeline in western North Dakota has been scaled back because of the uncertain construction schedule of a second pipeline that it was intended to feed, state regulators said Wednesday.

August 03, 2011 5:27 pmLoading…

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…

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