President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill

January 7, 2015 by  
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Senate Republicans have made it clear that their first order of business as the majority party in the 114th Congress will be to ram through a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline;  a move that would please the American Petroleum Institute and Canadian government, but would infuriate environmentalists as well as farmers and ranchers along the proposed route in Nebraska. President Obama’s veto pen is the only thing stopping the Republicans (and some Democrats) on Capitol Hill – and according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, he intends to use it. Read the rest of President Obama to veto the Keystone XL bill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bernie sanders , Congress Republicans , Earnest , Josh Earnest , keystone , Keystone KXL , keystone pipeline , keystone xl , KXL , obama , Obama veto , Obama veto Keystone , oil sands , president obama , tar sands , Veto , veto Keystone , veto Keystone pipeline

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KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield

April 16, 2014 by  
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Keystone XL Pipeline opponents have carved a massive 80-acre crop art in a Nebraska cornfield that sits directly in the path of the proposed project. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the tractor that created the message based on a design created by artists John Quigley and Richard Vollaire. The message reads “Heartland#NoKXL” and features a profile of a cowboy and Indigenous American in solidarity against the pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada to Gulf Coast refineries for shipment to China. Read the rest of KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cornfield , Cowboy and Indian Alliance , crop art , Keystone XL Pipeline , KXL , Nebraska , obama , Reject and Protect , tar sands , transcanada , white house

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Keystone XL Fight Prompts Concerns About a Great Lakes Oil Spill

March 6, 2014 by  
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Image of Great Lakes / Shutterstock The fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline is putting a spotlight on aging oil and gas pipeline infrastructure in the United States that could be vulnerable to devastating spills. Of particular concern for environmental activists and some members of Congress is a buried stretch of an oil pipeline constructed in 1953 that runs beneath the straits of Mackinac, which separates Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas and connects the Great Lakes of Michigan and Huron. The two 20 inch pipelines carrying nearly 23 million gallons of crude oil every day at a depth of 270 feet are facing closer scrutiny following high-profile oil pipeline spills in Arkansas , North Dakota and a 2010 Canadian tar sands oil pipeline spill in Michigan that dumped more than one million gallons of crude into the Kalamazoo River and a tributary creek — the largest onshore oil spill in U.S. history. Read the rest of Keystone XL Fight Prompts Concerns About a Great Lakes Oil Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arkansas oil spill , canadian tar sands , Enbridge Energy Partners , Enbridge pipeline system , great lakes , Kalamazoo River oil spill , Keystone XL Pipeline , KXL , Lakehead pipeline system , Michigan , North Dakota oil spill , oil , petroleum , pipelines , straits of Mackinac        

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‘Stop Keystone XL’ Protest Vigils Held Across the United States

February 4, 2014 by  
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