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Obama rejects Canada-to-U.S. Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in a victory for environmentalists who have campaigned against the project for more than seven years. “The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,” Obama told a press conference. He said Keystone XL would not reduce gasoline prices for ...

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Editorial: Flight of the Keystone XL

There are 2.5 million miles of oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the United States, but just one proposed stretch, from Canada to Nebraska, has been demonized. Or maybe owlified is a better term. The 1,200-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline would connect the oil sands of Alberta to an existing network of pipelines in Steele City, Neb., for the rest of ...

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Editorial: Keystone XL delay is a setback for public safety in Minnesota

The triumphant but misguided e-mail landed in inboxes just hours after the Canadian company pushing to build the Keystone XL pipeline announced it wants the U.S. government to suspend review of the pipeline’s construction permit application. “We made our voices heard that we would stand up to protect our planet for future generations,” trumpeted a Democratic National Committee missive that ...

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Editorial: The Keystone XL pipeline: No surrender

The Keystone XL oil pipeline is back in the news as the State Department completes its final review of the Canada-to-Texas project and the company behind it urges approval by the Obama administration. When last we visited this no-brainer for economic growth and increased energy independence, President Obama vetoed legislation to approve Keystone, saying he objected to Congress’ “interference,” before ...

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