South Dakota Keystone XL Opponents Point To North Dakota SpillOpponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota were making their case against a handful of water permits this week in a process so contentious that it is being extended to additional meetings next month. Now, those opponents are pointing to a major spill in North Dakota to bolster their case.
Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Seek To Block ConstructionOpponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are asking a judge to again block construction of the $8 billion project after President Donald Trump issued it a new permit. Attorneys for environmental groups made the request Wednesday in a lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana. They say Trump's permit was illegal.
Nebraska Commission To Host 5-Day Public Hearing On Keystone PipelineA state commission that will decide whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline's route through Nebraska has scheduled a five-day public hearing on the project.
Trump Administration Issues Construction Permit For Keystone XL PipelineThe Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.
President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline ProposalEnding a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Sanders Highlights Differences With Clinton Ahead Of Iowa CaucusBernie Sanders sharpened the contrast with Hillary Rodham Clinton on a bevy of liberal causes on Saturday, casting himself as a principled progressive before thousands of Iowa Democrats in an appearance that could set the tone for the leadoff presidential caucuses in February.
Breaking Keystone Silence, Clinton Says She Opposes PipelineHillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, breaking her longstanding silence over a project criticized by environmentalists as a threat to the planet's climate.
Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn't Stall Pipeline BoomIn a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state's sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillPresident Barack Obama will veto a Republican bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House is indicating Obama will quickly veto it in private over Republican lawmakers' urging that he sign it.
Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil PipelineThe 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.
Senate Panel Takes Up Pipeline Bill Despite Veto ThreatA Senate committee has taken up a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline with plans to move it toward the full Senate, despite a veto threat from the White House. Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn't be deterred by President Barack Obama's threat. She notes the bill has Democratic supporters and came within one vote of passing last year.
Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 - 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they'd bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.
McFadden Talks On Recent Gas Tax Fumble You've seen his campaign ads on TV, and on Tuesday night John Lauritsen had an opportunity to visit with U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden at football practice.
McFadden Goes After Franken At FarmFestFive candidates for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat, including incumbent Sen. Al Franken, are laying out their ideas for helping farmers at the annual FarmFest trade show. Wednesday's panel was Franken's first appearance with his challengers, and the last until after Republican voters choose their candidate in next Tuesday's primary.
Pipeline Protesters Hit MinneapolisDozens of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis on Monday to protest an oil pipeline in Canada.