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Regulators authorize expansive environmental reviews for proposed Minnesota pipelines

State regulators decided Thursday to take a deeper look at the environmental effects of crude oil pipelines planned across northern Minnesota. In procedural decisions on a pair of pipelines — one to deliver North Dakota crude oil, another to import Canadian crude — the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission set the stage for an expansive environmental analysis that supporters fear will ...

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Canada’s Alberta making credible shift to reduce emissions – federal minister

CALGARY – Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is making a credible shift toward a low carbon economy, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday, as her government prepares for the upcoming Paris climate talks. McKenna, who was on her first domestic trip in Canada since her appointment by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4, ...

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Suncor launches hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands

Suncor Energy Inc launched a hostile bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd on Monday as the slump in oil prices encourages consolidation in Canada’s oil sands industry, which has some of the world’s highest operating costs and lowest prices. Canadian Oil Sands and Suncor are among stakeholders in Canada’s largest synthetic crude project, Syncrude, in northern Alberta. Alberta’s oil sands ...

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Keystone XL developer drops landowner lawsuits in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is shifting course in Nebraska and will withdraw lawsuits seeking to gain access to the property of landowners who oppose the project, the company announced Tuesday. TransCanada Inc. said it will abandon its current efforts to invoke eminent domain through the courts and will reapply for state approval despite having ...

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Canada PM not hopeful that Obama will approve Keystone pipeline

OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday he was not hopeful that the United States would approve the northern leg of TransCanada Corp’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Harper also told Bloomberg Television that if President Barack Obama did veto the project, which is currently under review, he was confident a future U.S. administration would grant approval. The ...

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Clinton won’t take sides on Keystone but says it shouldn’t be a litmus test

NASHUA, N.H. — The controversial Keystone XL pipeline should not be the sole litmus test by which environmental advocates judge presidential candidates, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. “I recognize advocates feel strongly, I respect that,” Clinton said, but “I would respectfully disagree” with those who say that the Keystone project is the “overriding threat” to the world’s climate. Clinton, the ...

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Work at site of Nexen spill done on tight schedule – engineering firm

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta – Infrastructure at the site in northern Alberta of one of the biggest oil-related pipeline spills ever on North American soil was installed on a “tight schedule,” according to the firm that developed some of the pipeline’s safety technology. The engineering firm, French-based ITP Interpipe, said in a June 2014 presentation to the Society of Petroleum Engineers ...

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