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TransCanada Keystone XL

 

 

 

TransCanada (website) proposed the Keystone XL pipeline expansion to carry Alberta oil sands crude over 1,897km (1,179 miles) to the U.S. Gulf coast.  Phase I planned is to run from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska.  American and Canadian producers and U.S. refiners have committed to using the proposed pipeline for 17-18 years.  The Canadian governments are on board.  Land expropriation (eminent domain) in the U.S.A. is underway and pipeline is being laid in the southern states.  However, at this time the U.S. President has not given the go-ahead for the northern leg.  There is a strong anti-Keystone XL lobby due to environmental and social costs.

 

Around Dec-2013 southern Keystone XL pipeline rebranded “Gulf Coast Pipeline” (article). 

 

In November 2015 President Barak Obama vetoed and rejected the north leg of the Keystone XL pipeline crossing from Canada into the United States. (article)

 

In January 2016 TransCanada started the proceedings to sue the US government as well as make a claim under NAFTA.  (article)

 

In January 2017 newly elected President Trump acts to advance Keystone XL. (article)

 

In March 2019 President Trump issues presidential permit (not subject to environmental review) for Keystone XL (article)

 

 

 

News - TransCanada Keystone XL

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2019-03-31

RapidCityJournal.com

Landowners hit with $1 million in liens during Keystone XL road dispute

Seth Tupper

2019-03-30

BNN Bloomberg

Trump doubles down on Keystone XL pipeline, issuing new permit

Robert Tuttle and Jennifer A. Dlouhy

2019-01-07

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

South Dakota County Secures More Jail Cells to Prepare for KXL Pipeline Protests

Lorraine Chow

2018-12-07

Northern Plains Resource Council

Press Release: Federal judge denies pre-construction work on Keystone XL pipeline

 

2018-09-24

EcoWatch / Lorraine Chow

KXL Pipeline Developer Plans to Start Construction in 2019

Lorraine Chow

2018-06-15

EcoWatch / Olivia Rosane

South Dakota High Court Blocks Bid to Halt Keystone XL

Olivia Rosane

2018-06-13

Omaha World-Herald

In possible roadblock for Keystone XL, pipeline opponents gift land to Ponca

Paul Hammel

AO – First Nations News

2017-11-21

Business Insider

At one end of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, there is a scene you must see to believe

Dave Mosher

2017-11-19

CBC News

TransCanada sends more crews to South Dakota's Keystone pipeline leak

The Canadian Press

2017-11-16

CBS News

Keystone pipeline leak spills 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

AO Oil & Gas News - Spills

2017-11-03

Youtube / The Fifth Estate

TransCanada and Keystone XL : The Money Pipeline - The Fifth Estate (42 mins)

The Fifth Estate

2017-01-24

Fox32Chicago.com

Trump acts to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines

Matthe Daly and Ken Thomas, Associated Press

2016-04-04

Globe and Mail

TransCanada shuts down Keystone pipeline after oil spill in South Dakota

Ian Bickis

2016-01-06

CBC News

Keystone XL rejection leads TransCanada to sue Obama administration

 

2016-01-06

Reuters

TransCanada sues U.S. over Keystone XL pipeline rejection

Nia Williams and Valerie Volcovici

2015-11-09

American Thinker

Warren Buffett and the Keystone Decision

Daniel John Sobieski

AO Info - Rail

2015-11-06

CBC News

Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline citing 'national interest'

Associated Press

2015-02-12

EcoWatch / Natural Resources Defense Council

95 Scientists and Economists Call on Obama to Veto Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Jennifer Skene

2015-01-09

Globe and Mail

Keystone’s Nebraska path cleared by state court

Paul Koring and Shawn McCarthy

2015-01-06

CTV News

Obama would veto Keystone pipeline approval: White House

 

2014-12-23

Ring of Fire Radio

Obama: Keystone Pipeline Isn’t a Benefit to Americans

Joshua De Leon

2014-11-19

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

Native Americans Arrested Following Keystone XL Pipeline Vote

Anastasia Pantsios

2014-11-17

Mother Jones

BREAKING: The Senate Just Voted Not to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Tim McDonnell

2014-11-13

EcoWatch / Anastasia Pantsios

House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline, Senate to Vote on Tuesday

Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu

2014-03-04

EcoWatch / DeSmog Canada

Enbridge to Double Carrying Capacity of Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline

- direct competitor to Keystone XL

 

2014-02-19

CBC News / Canadian Press

Keystone XL access through Nebraska shut down by judge

 

2014-02-05

Rainforest Action Network

Petition: Last Chance to Tell Sec. Kerry to Stop Keystone XL

Rainforest Action Network

2014-01-31

Toronto Sun

Editorial: Activist arguments fail in XL report

 

2014-01-07

Desmogblog.com (USA)

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn

- southern Keystone XL pipeline rebranded “Gulf Coast Pipeline”

2013-12-10

DeSmogBlog.com

TransCanada Begins Injecting Oil Into Keystone XL Southern Half; Exact Start Date A Mystery

Steve Horn

2013-11-28

CBC

Keystone XL pipeline threatened by U.S. oil boom

 

2013-11-22

CBC

Canadian oil production to rise 75% by 2035, NEB says

 

2013-11-18

EcoWatch / DeSmogBlog

Butchering Keystone XL Facts, George W. Bush Says ‘Build the Damn Thing’

Sharon Kelly

2013-10-30

Globe and Mail

Strong environmental laws would have secured Keystone, Trudeau tells Alberta oil leaders

Kelly Cryderman

2013-10-20

EcoWatch / Energy, Keystone XL, Pipelines, Tar Sands

New Report Reveals Koch Brothers Could Make $100B Profit if Keystone XL Pipeline is Built

Stefanie Spear

2013-09-27

On Earth

Keystone XL on Trial

Ted Genoways

- challenging Nebraska’s eminent domain

2013-08-19

Vancouver Observer

Keystone XL:  TransCanada admits bitumen sinks, contradicting Enbridge’s claims

Jenny Uechi

2013-08-06

Oil Sands Fact Check

Blog: Debunking Steyer’s Latest Stunt: Opponents Run Blatantly Fictitious Ad During Obama’s ‘Tonight Show’ Appearance

katieb

2013-07-31

Youtube / Center for Biological Diversity

Video:  America’s Dangerous Pipelines (1 min)

www.NoKeystone.org

- shows deaths, injuries, and accidents over a map of the U.S.A. from 1986- 2013

2013-07-19

Bloomberg

Keystone Risk Worries U.S. Oil Sands Investors:  Corporate Canada

 

2013-07-08

EcoWatch / Oil Change International

Infographic:  Piling up Keystone XL’s Petcoke

David Turnbull

2013-06-29

Truth-out.org

Opinion:  A raw deal from TransCanada and the Texas Railroad Commission

Jim Hightower

2013-06-25

Financial Post

Obama’s Keystone condition: Pipeline must not increase net emissions, president says

Lee-Anne Goodman, Canadian Press

2013-06-21

Financial Times

Railroad predicts the future of US shale oil

John Dizard

New, economic, US shale oilfields are hard to find.

2013-06-03

Inside Climate News

Map: Another Major Tar Sands Pipeline Seeking U.S. Permit

Lisa Song

2013-05-31

EcoWatch / Public Citizen

TransCanada in Damage Control Mode Over Flaws in Newly Laid Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Public Citizen

2013-05-29

Youtube – rebuildthedream

Video:  The Obama Tar Sands Pipeline?

Van Jones

(4mins)

2013-05-23

EcoWatch

House Votes to Fast Track Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

 

2013-05-22

Financial Post

America’s Keystone XL double standard:  Tale of 2 pipelines

Robert Campbell, Reuters

2013-05-19

Argus Leader

My Voice: Keystone pipeline will benefit economy

Corey Goulet, VP Keystone Projects

2013-05-17

Journal Star

Local View: Pipeline criticism puzzling

Andrew Craig, Land Manager for Keystone Pipelines

2013-04-15

EcoWatch

New Report Finds: Keystone XL Would Increase Gas Prices and Reduce National Security

Public Citizen

2013-03-08

Christian Science Monitor

Keystone XL pipeline will create 35 permanent jobs, State Department says

Charles Kennedy

2013-02-22

Vancouver Sun

U.S. Senate endorses construction of Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas

Associated Press

Senators vote 62-37

2013-02-28

Time Swampland

I’m with the Tree Huggers

Michael Grunwald

2013-02-23

David Suzuki Foundation

Petition: Against Keystone XL

To Barack Obama, President of USA

2013-02-19

CBC News

TransCanada says Keystone XL will not affect climate

Nebraska's governor approved a new route last month.  Obama has not indicated how he will decide on the pipeline.

2013-02-08

CBC News

Keystone XL pipeline decision coming soon, Kerry says

Susan Mas

Proposed Alberta to Texas pipeline

2013-02-06

Grist

Debunking Nature’s arguments for Keystone

David Roberts

 

2012-09-26

Treehugger.com

These Two Texans Were Tasered, Choked and Pepper Sprayed for Protesting the Keystone XL

Brian Merchant

2012-01-20

Huffington Post

Blog:  Keystone Pipeline Fight is not Over

Renee Parsons

 

 

For more information, see:

 

Proponent:     TransCanada (website)

 

Opponents:   Tar Sands Blockade (website) (Facebook)

                        www.nokeystone.org

 

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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.


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