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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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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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Without Keystone, industry must find new paths for oil

TORONTO — Following the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry faces the tricky task of making sure the crude oil targeted for the pipeline still gets where it needs to go. The pipeline, first proposed by TransCanada Corp. in 2008, was projected to carry 800,000 barrels a day of crude from Canada and North Dakota ...

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Editorial: Right call on Keystone XL

After seven years and enough hot air to launch a thousand balloons, President Obama announced Friday he will not approve a permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to carry oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico. We applaud the President’s decision. As Obama said in his statement, the importance of Keystone has been “overinflated” by ...

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Obama’s Keystone XL decision irks North Dakota US lawmakers

BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is disappointing. Obama says he’s rejecting the pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest. Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp both think the decision is political. Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer says Obama’s decision is ...

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Cramer statement on President Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer today released the following statement after President Obama officially rejected the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The application to build the pipeline was first submitted by TransCanada seven years ago on September 19, 2008. By contrast, the permit for the first Keystone pipeline was approved in three years. “I’m not at all ...

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A look at the Keystone pipeline’s long road to rejection

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to reject TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone pipeline was seven years in the making. Since the company first proposed the 1,179-mile pipeline, the project has been studied, stalled, slammed and hyped — all amid intense political pressure from powerful interests on both sides of the debate. Here’s a look at the Keystone pipeline’s ...

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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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