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Canada’s Alberta pledges to do more to price carbon and reduce emissions

CALGARY – Canada’s oil-rich western Canadian province of Alberta said its recent decision to double its price on carbon emissions was only a first step in its efforts to tackle climate change, Premier Rachel Notley said on Thursday. Notley said her left-leaning New Democratic government, which ended 44 years of Conservative rule in a May election, would introduce details of ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Just in case you missed them, here are the top headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 8th through the 14th. Have a great weekend! 5. 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 ...

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Editorial: Keystone XL fight over, but look now to Canada for next possible pipeline

President Obama’s decision on Friday to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline reorients the oil spigot, from north-south to east-west. It’s the law of unintended consequences, and the ripple effect may be felt as far West as the Salish Sea. As The Seattle Times reports, oil from the Alberta tar sands is intended for maritime export, and two proposed Canadian ...

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NW rail terminals could aid oil-sand producers, study says

Proposed rail terminals in Vancouver, Wash., and other Northwest communities could be a boon to Canadian oil-sand producers seeking to get their product to U.S. and international markets, according to a report released Thursday by the Sightline Institute, an environmental-policy think tank. Though pipelines provide the cheapest way to transport this crude, their backers are having a hard time getting ...

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Clinton proposes $30 bln plan to help coal-producing areas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday proposed a $30 billion plan to help displaced workers in coal-producing areas find new jobs and continue receiving health benefits as the country shifts to using renewable energy and more natural gas. Clinton’s proposals, which also include expanding broadband Internet access and establishing a fund that would award competitive grants ...

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Editorial: Line in the sands

At the end of the Obama administration’s speed-of-tar deliberations on the Keystone XL pipeline, even the president acknowledged that the project was not especially important to the environment or the economy. Which raises a question: Why on earth did he spend seven years considering it, let alone take the unprecedented step of smiting it by presidential fiat? The answer, of ...

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Bakken pipeline hearings scheduled to begin Thursday

After months of protests, filing deadlines and seemingly endless debates over the Bakken Pipeline, the Iowa Utilities Board is set to begin the public hearing to decide if the use of eminent domain will be allowed to gain access to the land along the desired route chosen by Texas-based Dakota Access LLC, the company proposing the pipeline. The pipeline would ...

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Obama points to blocking Keystone as top accomplishment

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is already citing the decision not to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the key accomplishments of his presidency. Obama spoke to the group Organization for Action on Monday. He recounted the improving economy and job numbers and the higher number of people with health insurance coverage. Those are staples in his ...

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Senate hopeful Hogg highlights electric vehicles as one climate change solution

CEDAR RAPIDS — Solutions to climate change already are known, state Sen. Rob Hogg says. It’s just a matter of getting Congress to act on implementing them. “We have lots of solutions that work,” Hogg said Monday. We don’t need the Keystone pipeline. We don’t need the Bakken pipeline.” Instead, Hogg said more alternatives such as hybrid and all-electric vehicles ...

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