PIPELINES/RUSSIA/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Trump told host Sean Hannity he is upset that Biden didn’t score any wins during the summit, while in his view, Putin and Russia dominated the day… ‘We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing. We gave up something that was unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, NordStream II, […]

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PIPELINE/UNION: “The union representing the great workers building the Keystone XL Pipeline endorsed Biden. Now their workers have no jobs and the pipeline, which was well under construction (like the Southern Border Wall), has been shut down, with thousands of jobs lost and the company announcing yesterday that they are ‘permanently pulling out.’ You should […]

Read More… from 6/11/2021


CLIMATE CHANGE/PIPELINES/TPP: “Days after taking office, we shocked the Washington establishment and withdrew from the last administration’s job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership. I then immediately approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, ended the unfair and very costly Paris climate accord and secured, for the first time, American energy independence.” -Donald Trump in an Aug. 27, […]

Read More… from 8/27/2020


EU/GERMANY/NATO/RUSSIA: “The European Union is almost as bad as China. You know, everybody doesn’t like it when I say that, they say they’re our allies, well they take advantage of us tremendously on NATO, you know, they don’t pay their dues. Germany is delinquent for billions and billions and billions of dollars and we’re supposed […]

Read More… from 8/13/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENVIRONMENT/KEYSTONE/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I withdrew from the one-sided, energy-destroying Paris Climate Accord. It was a disaster. It cost us billions of dollars, and it would have made us a noncompetitive nation. We cancelled the Obama administration’s job-crushing Clean Power Plan. You know all about that. I approved the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access […]

Read More… from 7/29/2020


CLIMATE CHANGE/ENERGY/KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “President Donald Trump has resurrected the Keystone XL pipeline, renounced the Paris climate agreement, opened a long-disputed Alaska refuge to oil drilling and ordered his agencies to erase Obama-era regulations on the petroleum, coal and power industries — all in the name of asserting U.S. ‘energy dominance.’ But from here on, his victories […]

Read More… from 1/23/2018


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES: “TransCanada Corp said it received enough interest from clients for its $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, bringing it closer to a final decision on when it will start work on the project. The controversial pipeline has pitted environmentalists worried about spills and global warming against business advocates who say the project will shore […]

Read More… from 1/18/2018


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES: “The Keystone XL pipeline could face more delays after Nebraska regulators denied a request by TransCanada Corp. to refile its application for the project. The Nebraska Public Service Commission said Tuesday [12-19-17] that TransCanada couldn’t amend its application to formally request an alternative route for the pipeline through the state. TransCanada had filed the […]

Read More… from 12/19/2017


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nebraska officials on Monday [11-20-17] are set to decide whether to green-light the Keystone XL pipeline, the last major regulatory approval standing in the way of the long-delayed project. TransCanada Corp. first proposed Keystone XL, which would extend the company’s existing Keystone pipeline to carry oil 1,700 miles from Alberta to Steele […]

Read More… from 11/20/2017


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES: “About 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, gushed out of the Keystone Pipeline on Thursday in South Dakota, blackening a grassy field in the remote northeast part of the state and sending cleanup crews and emergency workers scrambling to the site. ‘This is not a little spill from any perspective,’ said Kim […]

Read More… from 11/16/2017


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES: “TransCanada Corp has shut part of its Keystone pipeline after 5,000 barrels of oil leaked in Amherst, South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before the state of Nebraska is due to decide on an expansion of the system. The pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta to Cushing, Oklahoma, and to Patoka, Illinois, has […]

Read More… from 11/16/2017


CRISIS/PIPELINES/TEXAS: “Flooding in Texas has disrupted the flow of fuel on a major pipeline that moves gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast. The Colonial Pipeline said its system, which runs from Texas to New Jersey, is starting to have problems stemming from Hurricane Harvey. The notice from the company adds to concern […]

Read More… from 8/29/2017


KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “Nebraska regulators will hear final arguments for and against TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) proposed Keystone XL pipeline this week before deciding whether to approve its route later this year, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project after President Donald Trump gave it federal approval. The proposed 1,179-mile (1,897-km) pipeline linking Canada’s Alberta oil sands […]

Read More… from 8/7/2017


KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “Keystone XL is facing a new challenge: The oil producers and refiners the pipeline was originally meant to serve aren’t interested in it anymore. Delayed for nearly a decade by protests and regulatory roadblocks, Keystone XL got the green light from President Donald Trump in March. But the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada Corp., is struggling […]

Read More… from 6/29/2017


KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The fight seemed over. Plans to bury an oil pipeline in the Nebraska dirt, through hilly grazing land near the Elkhorn River and flat expanses of corn farther south, had been halted. Farmers and ranchers who spent years opposing the project moved on with their lives. But suddenly the pipeline from Canada […]

Read More… from 4/17/2017


KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has given final approval to the Keystone XL project, bringing the mammoth oil pipeline a step closer to fruition more than a year after former President Barack Obama blocked its construction. The U.S. State Department said Friday [3-24-17] it had issued a presidential permit to TransCanada Corp., the company […]

Read More… from 3-24-2017


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES: “Today, I’m pleased to announce the official approval of the presidential permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. TransCanada will finally be allowed to complete this long overdue project with efficiency and with speed. We’re working out the final details as we speak. It’s going to be an incredible pipeline, greatest technology known to man […]

Read More… from 3/24/2017


CABINET/KEYSTONE/PIPELINES/STATE/TRUMP PEOPLE/REX TILLERSON: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has recused himself from application decisions on the Keystone XL pipeline amid pressure from some environmental groups. The State Department said Tuesday that Tillerson would ‘play no role in the deliberations or ultimate resolution’ of the application from TransCanada, the company seeking to build the international energy […]

Read More… from 3/09/2017


PIPELINES/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Section 1. Policy. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under development by Dakota Access, LLC, represents a substantial, multi-billion-dollar private investment in our Nation’s energy infrastructure. This approximately 1,100-mile pipeline is designed to carry approximately 500,000 barrels per day of crude oil from the Bakken and Three Forks […]

Read More… from 1/24/2017


KEYSTONE/PIPELINES/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline Section 1. Policy. In accordance with Executive Order 11423 of August 16, 1968, as amended, and Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004, the Secretary of State has delegated authority to receive applications for Presidential permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance, at the borders of […]

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COMMERCE/PIPELINES/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with all relevant executive departments and agencies, shall develop a plan under which all new pipelines, as well as retrofitted, repaired, or expanded pipelines, inside the borders of the United States, including portions of pipelines, use materials and equipment produced […]

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TRUMP MEMORANDA/PIPELINES: “President Trump directed [1-24-17] the Commerce Secretary to come up with a plan to ensure that all pipelines built or repaired in the United States be constructed with American-made materials ‘to the maximum extent possible.’ “  –Lisa Desjardins, “The 12 executive actions Trump has signed (so far),” PBS Newshour, PBS.org, Jan 25, 2017 […]

Read More… from 1/24/2017


TRUMP MEMORANDA/PIPELINES: “President Trump ordered [1-24-17] that permits for the the Dakota Access Pipeline be approved in an expedited manner, ‘including easements or rights-of-way to cross Federal areas.’ (Army denial of an easement was a previous victory for pipeline opponents.) In his Keystone memorandum, Mr. Trump invited TransCanada to resubmit its application for a pipeline […]

Read More… from 1/24/2017


OIL/PIPELINES: “Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government, with little fanfare, to build the Dakota Access pipeline.”  – “A Tale of Two Pipelines,” Time Magazine, Feb. 2, 2017, Justin Worland, 12/22/2014 […]

Read More… from 12/22/2014


KEYSTONE/OBAMA/OIL/PIPELINES: “President Obama postpones a decision on Keystone XL until after the 2012 election in the face of stiff opposition from enviromental activists and landowners.”  – “A Tale of Two Pipelines,” Time Magazine, Feb. 2, 2017, Justin Worland, 11/10/2011 […]

Read More… from 11/10/2011


KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “TransCanada applies to extend its exhisting Keystone pipeline, beginning a long process at the state and federal levels. The new section would be dubbed the Keystone XL.”  – Justin Worland, “A Tale of Two Pipelines,” Time Magazine, Feb. 2, 2017 […]

Read More… from 9/19/2008