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John Podesta may not limit his efforts to only the marquee energy and climate-change tasks when he returns to the Obama administration.The White House has said energy and climate policy would be a particular focus for Podesta during his ...
By asking John Podesta to come to the White House as a special counselor at a time of turmoil and tough choices, President Obama has created an unusually close tie to an outspoken critic of the Keystone
and the Canadian tar sands it ...
Freshly minted White House counselor John Podesta will recuse himself from working on the approval process for the Keystone
, an administration official told The New Yorker on Tuesday.“In discussions [with White House chief of ...
John Podesta’s return to the White House, aimed at bolstering President Barack Obama, places an opponent of the Keystone
within his circle just as the administration weighs whether to approve the project.
The Democratic ...
Reuters reports time is running out for Canada to offer a climate change concession that could help it seal a deal on the proposed Keystone
XL oil pipeline
with the U.S.
The Canadian government has failed to produce an agreement with its ...
Canada is running out of time to offer U.S. President Barack Obama a climate change concession that might clinch the controversial Keystone
XL oil pipeline
, as the country's energy industry continues to resist costly curbs on greenhouse gas ...
Supporters and foes of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone
are bracing for the release of an environmental analysis from the U.S. government that could determine the $5.4 billion project’s fate.
While the report isn’t the final ...
On New Year's Eve 2009, a train with 104 tank cars of light crude oil traveled 1,123 miles from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to a terminal in Stroud, Oklahoma, and opened a new front in the war over development of Canada's tar ...
American property owners battling to stop energy companies from snaking oil pipeline
s across their lands need only look to Mayflower, Ark., for a window into what can go wrong when pipeline
s burst in backyards.
Eight months after an ...
Growth in the Canadian oil sands industry will depend on the construction of major new pipeline
s, including the disputed Keystone
XL across the United State
s, according to a report by a prominent energy institute.The faster new pipeline
The question U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell faced Thursday night cut right to the heart of America’s energy debate.
Speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Jewell had just given a vivid description of the toll that ...
NDP energy critic Peter Julian led the debate on an opposition motion, saying the oil-sands pipeline
- which will ship bitumen to the U.S. Gulf Coast for processing - represents yet-another example of Canada failing to extract maximum economic ...
A Boston Globe reporter yesterday alarmed environmentalists with a preview of his interview with U.S. EPA chief Gina McCarthy that indicated she has an open attitude about the Keystone
and hydraulic fracturing.
The McCarthy ...
Canada is doing a bad job of protecting the environment, an official watchdog said on Tuesday, suggesting a poor image for the country on green issues could harm Canadian companies seeking to export crude oil and natural gas.
The damning ...
Today, 22 environmental and public interest groups wrote a letter to Inspector General Steve Linick demanding that his investigation examine not only whether the consultant, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), lied when it said it had not ...
A decision on the proposed northern half of the Keystone
--under review since 2008--hinges on a final environmental review by the U.S. State Department
now taking into consideration the importance oil-by-rail transport might have on ...
It's Friday night in the "energy capital of the nation,' a sprawled-out strip mall in Campbell County, Wyoming, called Gillette. In a bar on Highway 59, the liquor bottles are backlit in neon green, and a bartender covered in glitter slings ...
The debate over the Keystone
has gotten pretty heated and Kinder Baumgardner has an idea to cool the emotions: a really long bike path.
The creative director for the SWA Group, an Houston-based architectural firm that ...
Three years ago, Franke James was a little-known artist who found herself blacklisted by the Canadian government for making art that lambasted the rapidly expanding tar sands. Infuriated and emboldened by the censure, James churned out a slew of ...
As the battle over the Keystone
has worn on -- and it’s now well over two years old -- it’s illuminated the Obama presidency like no other issue. It offers the president not just a choice of policies, but a choice of friends, ...
President Obama's political friends yesterday left him very little room to maneuver on the politically controversial Keystone
, taking turns panning the project at a Center for American Progress event attended by some of the most ...
The proposed Keystone
is "ridiculous" and "an atrocity," said former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday.Speaking at an event honoring the 10th anniversary of the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, Gore ...
North Dakota, long known for its cattle ranches and open spaces, has recently become one of the oil and gas industry’s most prized—and profitable—possessions, thanks to the advent of fracking. However, the price of oil and gas industry ...
For several days last month, Steven Jensen smelled the oil, wafting up over his rolling wheat farm near Tioga.But in that part of northwestern North Dakota, where the rush to tap the Bakken shale field is roaring, the scent of crude is ...
What’s going on with pipeline
s? Has there been a high number of major pipeline
tragedies recently, or are such incidents just more in the news with widespread attention to potential federal approval of the proposed Keystone