Keystone XL Pipeline

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Why Killing Keystone XL Won't Matter in the Long Run

Oct 8 2014 6:53pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The Obama administration has been delaying a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline for six years, partly as a result of a pressure campaign from environmental activists. But there is good reason to believe the opposition won't matter in the long run. Even if Keystone XL is killed by the Obama administration, the Canadian tar sands will get to market by other means. In the absence of a new pipeline, the immediate so ...
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Alaska's Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline

Sep 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: National Center for Policy Analysis

Earlier this year the Obama administration again delayed a decision about the Keystone XL pipeline. The 1,200 mile, $5.2 billion pipeline could increase North American energy security and create more than 15,000 jobs, according to Stephen Moore and Joel Griffith of the Heritage Foundation. The unwillingness to approve the pipeline can be found in the insistence by many environmental groups like the Sierra Club that are vehemently opposed. Yet there ...
Full article at: National Center for Policy Analysis


Republicans try to turn Tom Steyer into a midterm bogeyman

Sep 16 2014 10:16am CDT | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

Republicans are taking a page out of the Democratic playbook by seeking to make billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer into a midterm election bogeyman. The latest effort comes in a new TV ad from the Republican super PAC American Crossroads attacking Rep. Bruce Braley (D) in the Iowa Senate race. The 30-second commercial hits Braley for voting against the Keystone XL pipeline after previousl ...
Full article at: Post Politics: - The Washington Post


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Republicans Plan Policy Agenda for Senate

Sep 2 2014 12:21am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"As odds improve that the GOP will control both chambers of Congress next year, Senate Republicans are starting to plan an agenda intended to extract policy concessions from President Obama without inducing the capital's market-rattling brinkmanship of recent years," the Wall Street Journal reports. "Republican senators say the emerging plans aim to show voters that the party can successfully govern--enacting GOP policy while avoiding a sha ...
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Nebraska Candidate For Governor: Keystone XL Is ‘A Climate Change Issue’

Aug 26 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook speaks in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, after being endorsed by three former Omaha mayors, including Mike Fahey, right, and Mike Boyle, left. CREDIT: AP Photo/Nati Harnik Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook’s opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline goes beyond concern for his state: primarily, he’s worried about climate change. “I believe, from all my experience, that building the infrastructure to help facilita ...
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You Thought There Was no Possible Link Between Ferguson and Climate Change? Think Again...

Aug 23 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Big Government

Climate change is a serious problem because... Ferguson. So says environmental activist Deirdre Smith of left-wing pressure group In an editorial written for Common Dreams ("Breaking News and Views for the Progressive Community"), she claims that it "isn't hard" to link the current tensions in Ferguson, Missouri with global warming. She writes: When crisis hits, the underlying racism in our society comes to the surface in very clear ways. Clima ...
Full article at: Big Government



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