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Editorial: President agenda is anti-shovel-ready

President Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of “shovel-ready” jobs. It was the modern “chicken in every pot” but never quite panned out. “Shovel-ready was not as, uh, as shovel-ready as we expected,” Obama quipped in 2011, conceding the pledge seemed beyond his grasp. Today, his platform can be described as anti-shovel-ready. The president took to a White House lectern ...

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TransCanada blames 2013 pipeline rupture on miscommunication

CALGARY – The rupture of a TransCanada Corp natural gas pipeline in 2013 in Alberta was caused by “miscommunication” between staff and contractors that built the piece of the line that failed, the company said on Monday. TransCanada, the company behind the recently rejected Keystone XL oil pipeline, made the comments after a report last week from Canada’s transportation safety ...

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Kasich energy plan has critics hot

WASHINGTON — John Kasich’s energy plan is aimed at sparking the economy by expanding production, but environmentalists say the Republican presidential candidate’s idea would increase pollution and the carbon emissions blamed for climate change. In an economic speech last month in New Hampshire, the Ohio governor outlined an approach likely to resonate with American industry, including abandoning a plan by ...

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With Keystone snub, Obama aims for more leverage on climate

WASHINGTON — For years, President Barack Obama chided Republicans and Democrats alike for treating the Keystone XL pipeline as a signal of whether the U.S. would seriously fight global warming. Now that he’s killed the project, Obama is holding it up as Exhibit A as he works to lock in his environmental legacy with a powerful international climate accord. Rejecting ...

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California oil industry laments rejection of key pipeline project

Kern County oil and gas companies, cut off by geography from any direct benefits of the Keystone Pipeline proposal, nevertheless joined the national petroleum industry Friday in expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama’s rejection of the politically fraught infrastructure project. Locally operating petroleum producers said the White House missed an opportunity to enhance national energy security and bolster the U.S. ...

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Texans in Congress react to Obama’s Keystone pipeline rejection

Reaction from members of Congress from Texas to President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline: “Today, President Obama once again confirmed what most of us already knew. He does not care about American jobs or the American economy. He remains controlled by a radical environmentalist agenda, which seeks the elimination of whole segments of our economy.” — U.S. ...

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Keystone XL would have helped N.D. move some of its oil

The rejection of Keystone XL is a setback for North Dakota’s oil industry, even though falling oil prices and the drop in Bakken drilling and oil production have lessened the immediate need for it. “It is a good time to say ‘No, we don’t want a pipeline’ when you really don’t need it,” said Rudy Hokanson, a Minnesota-based oil analyst ...

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Minnesota congressional delegation splits on Keystone rejection

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline Friday split Minnesota’s U.S. Senate and House delegations. “The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL Pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States,” Obama said. “I agree with that decision.” The president called the pipeline “a campaign cudgel” used by both parties that “obscured the ...

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Climate awareness and the economy influenced Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

When a Canadian company first proposed building the Keystone XL oil pipeline in 2008, Barack Obama was a presidential candidate running to end wars, climate change was a fringe issue to many people and the nation was entering a devastating recession that would send the unemployment rate soaring to 10%. But the politics of climate and oil shifted dramatically in ...

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