Energy

The Two-Way
8:49 am
Fri January 9, 2015

House OKs Keystone XL Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

Originally published on Fri January 9, 2015 4:53 pm

Updated at 1:08 p.m. ET.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives has voted 266-153 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline despite a presidential veto threat, just hours after Nebraska's Supreme Court, in a split decision, cleared the way for the controversial project.

The Senate, which also has a Republican majority, is considering similar legislation.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
8:50 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Oklahoma Oil-Field Workers, Economists Hope Crashing Crude Prices A Blip, Not A Bust

Chad Igo owns Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., which delievers food to workers in the oil patch.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

The sign on the front door says “closed,” but Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., is open for business. Out back, a tractor-trailer is being unloaded. Giant cans of green beans, tomatoes and mushrooms are hauled inside, where they’re sorted and stacked on metal shelves.

In the kitchen, Jennifer Etris pours a carton of buttermilk into a giant bowl and stirs.

“I cheat,” she says. “I use two of these ranch dressing mixes instead of one. It is known all over the world, my ranch dressing.”

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Energy
7:26 am
Thu January 8, 2015

VIDEO: Cole Questions U.S. Objections To Keystone XL Pipeline

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) is questioning President Obama's threat to veto the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee will take up Thursday.

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Around the Nation
4:53 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Nebraska Residents Weary Of Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:44 am

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Business
4:51 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Will Low Oil Prices Affect Debate Over Keystone KL Pipeline?

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 6:44 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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NPR Story
4:01 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

An excavator loads a truck with oil sands at the Suncor mine near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada in 2009. Environmental groups that oppose oil sands mining have pointed to delayed and canceled projects as a sign of recent success.
Mark Ralston AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 8, 2015 10:29 am

The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canadian oil sands down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn't just an infrastructure project. It's also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy.

Producing oil from Alberta's tar sands emits more pollution than traditional oil drilling, so many environmentalists want that crude left in the ground. And more broadly, they want the world to turn away from climate-changing fossil fuels toward cleaner forms of energy, like wind and solar.

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Energy
3:58 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Cape Cod's Offshore Wind Project In Jeopardy

Originally published on Wed January 7, 2015 5:17 pm

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Politics
3:54 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Another Chance With New Congress

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 5:39 pm

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The Two-Way
1:45 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Obama Will Veto Keystone XL Legislation, White House Says

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 6:25 pm

Updated at 5:46 p.m.

The White House says President Obama will veto any congressional legislation that approves the Keystone XL pipeline.

"If this bill passes this Congress, the president wouldn't sign it," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

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Here & Now
1:06 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Lingering Questions About Health And Environmental Risks From Fracking

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 2:12 pm

All this week, we’re talking about energy issues in the U.S. Today, we look at hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting chemicals and water into rock to release natural gas and oil.

Though fracking has been going on in the U.S. for years, the debate over it has reached a fever pitch. Last month, New York became the first state with significant natural gas reserves to ban fracking, after completing a long-awaited report on health and environmental impacts.

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