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U.S. set to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude production

Washington - Despite opposition from the White House, many Democrats and environmental activists, the U.S. is set to leapfrog over Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil, according to analysts.

Al Gore predicts Obama will reject Trans-Canada Keystone XL

Washington - Even as the US Senate energy and natural resources committee endorsed the Keystone XL pipeline, Al Gore predicted that U.S President Barack Obama will not approve it.

Op-Ed: Approved or not, Keystone XL pipeline bad news for Democrats

Washington - Battered by polls showing their control of the U.S. Senate slipping away in state after state, Democrats are calling for a quick vote on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in hopes its approval will provide cover for endangered Senate incumbents.

Sen. Landrieu says Obama policies are 'simply wrong'

Washington - It's no secret that Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection campaign is in trouble and that she blames the nation's top Democrat.

Keystone XL pipeline green lit by U.S. State Dept report

Washington - In a report released today the United States State department has found that the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.However,the project has yet to be fully approved by President Barack Obama.

Navistar releases earnings report

On Friday, Navistar announced that it had lost $154 million in its fourth quarter and $898 million for the year, mostly due to problems with its engines.

Ad asks Obama to 'do the right thing' on Keystone XL pipeline

Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer released a television ad on Sunday, calling on President Obama to "do the right thing" on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper sends letter to Obama promising pipeline deal

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a letter to US President Obama that proposes "joint action to reduce emissions in the oil and gas sector" in order to gain approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Enbridge to build $1.3 billion oil sands pipeline extension

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge announced plans to build a US $1.3 billion southern extension to its Northern Alberta Woodland oil pipeline to connect the company’s Cheecham Terminal to its Edmonton Terminal and nearby refineries.

Op-Ed: Will Obama approve Keystone XL pipeline?

Washington - In his speech today, President Obama said that the Keystone XL pipeline would be in the interests of the US only if it "does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution".

Pres. Obama announces executive orders to curb greenhouse gases

Washington - President Obama outlined sweeping measures on Tuesday designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants and help local communities better prepare for devastating storms, fires, and drought.

Whistleblower calls TransCanada's practices 'organized crime'

Ottawa - Testifying before a Canadian Senate committee last week, a former TransCanada Corp. employee turned whistleblower described unsafe business practices which he likened to "organized crime."

Flood of Noah proves climate change is not man made

Republican congressman Joe Barton of Texas has stated that the Biblical flood of Noah was proof that climate change was not man made.

U.S. coal demand experiences boost amid Keystone XL fight

Vancouver - As environmentalists, mainstream media outlets and politicians fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta oilsands development, the coal industry in the United States is slowly gaining momentum.

America’s largest foreign oil source and a controversial pipeline

America’s largest foreign oil source is proposing a controversial pipeline which would create thousands of jobs but also create a risk of contaminating 30% of America's irrigation water with cancer causing compounds if the pipeline ever were to leak.

Pegasus pipeline leak is at least 80,000 gallons

Mayflower - Exxon- Mobil and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency are currently estimating the size of the Pegasus pipeline spill to be between 80 to 84,000 gallons but are still trying to pin down the damage of the bitumen leak.

Exxon Pegasus pipeline ruptures and spills Canadian bitumen

Mayflower - Exxon-Mobil is mobilizing all of their resources to clean up a rupture in the Pegasus pipeline which has caused thousands of gallons of Canadian bitumen fuel to evacuate 22 homes in what the U.S. Environmental Agency has categorised as a "major spill".

Alberta ad in NY Times — XL Keystone pipeline choice of reason

New York - The Alberta government placed an ad in the NY Times in response to an editorial published by the Times on March 10. The $30,000 ad supporting the $7 billion dollar pipeline asserts that the Keystone XL pipeline is the choice of reason.

Thousands of environmental activists rally on National Mall Special

Washington - Tens of thousands of climate change activists descended on the National Mall in Washington, DC. People came from numerous U.S. states and Canada to protest various actions relating to energy forms.

Sierra Club endorses civil disobedience over climate change

First President Barack Obama said in his second inaugural address that the US will respond to the threat of climate change. But then, the very next day, the Nebraska Governor approved the passage of the controversial Keystone Pipeline through his state.

Op-Ed: Pipeline Protest Draws Thousands

Washington - Thousands rally outside the White House demanding President Barack Obama to reject the building of the Keystone XL pipeline that will carry crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the United States, on Sunday.

Republican bill tweaks Keystone Pipeline debate

Washington - A House Republican introduced a bill Monday that would jump-start the Keystone XL Pipeline project if it were to be approved, a move likely to renew nationwide political debate.

Op-Ed: Plains Midstream Canada oil spill leads to a $75 million lawsuit

Calgary - On Friday June 22, the Calgary based Merchant Law Group LLP served Plains Midstream Canada with a class action lawsuit for the oil spill near Sundre on June 7, 2012. The lawsuit cites damage done to personal property and the decline in value.

Op-Ed: Keystone XL Project never meant to provide oil to U.S.

I don't mind it so much when Republicans lie about the Keystone XL project. We expect Republicans to lie. It's what they do. If they told the truth about who they are and what they want to do, nobody would vote for them.

Op-Ed: Plains Justice reports Keystone XL operations delayed until 2015 Special

Calgary - Carrie La Seur, founder of Plains Justice a non-profit environmental law firm, writes in the Great Plains Justice Tarsands Pipeline blog that the Keystone XL operational date has been delayed until 2015.

Fueling extinction report reveals top ten most 'at risk' species

One day after President Obama rejected the Keystone tar-sands XL pipeline, a report released by a coalition of environmental and conservation groups lists what it believes, is the top ten U.S. species most at risk from fossil fuel consumption.

Obama administration to reject Keystone XL pipeline

Washington - The Obama White House is expected to announce on Wednesday its rejection of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline which would have delivered Alberta tar sands oil across the Ogallala aquifer to refineries along the Texas Gulf coast.

The Council of Canadians responds to Keystone XL pipeline reroute Special

Calgary - The Council of Canadians responded to the rerouting of the Keystone XL pipeline. Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, and Andrea Harden-Donahue, Energy and Climate Justice Campaigner, answered the questions in this interview.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 2) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada where he dismisses false allegations about the recent Keystone XL pipeline. It continues from What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline PART 1.

What is the future of the Keystone XL pipeline? (Part 1) Special

Calgary - This is an interview with Terry Cunha, Team Lead, Communications & Media Relations for TransCanada about the recent Keystone XL pipeline reroute.
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Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Ads to be placed in the Foggy Bottom Metro Station against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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Keystone XL pipeline protester.
Keystone XL pipeline protester.
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 Stop Keystone  banner is carried on the march to the White House
"Stop Keystone" banner is carried on the march to the White House
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The Keystone XL would be the first oil pipeline to run through the Nebraska sandhills  a fragile are...
The Keystone XL would be the first oil pipeline to run through the Nebraska sandhills, a fragile area with few pipelines of any kind, until the state stopped it.
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Back yard of a house in the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower  Arkansas
Back yard of a house in the ExxonMobil oil spill in Mayflower, Arkansas
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Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in fr...
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
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Tar sands stop sign.
Tar sands stop sign.
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Keystone XL demonstration in front of the White House
Keystone XL demonstration in front of the White House
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Tar sands protesters' flag in Canada.
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Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
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Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in fr...
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
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Keystone Construction
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City of Calgary
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Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in fr...
Environmental activists hold a rally in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline on the sidewalk in front of the White House in Washington March 2, 2014
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Pictures are protesters against building the Keystone XL pipeline.
Pictures are protesters against building the Keystone XL pipeline.
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