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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

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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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5:53 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Shaken More Than 560 Times, Oklahoma Is Top State For Quakes In 2014

Oklahoma had a fivefold surge in earthquakes last year, making it by far the most seismically active state in the Lower 48, EnergyWire reports:
  • Source: Eenews
  • | Via: Mike Soraghan
Oklahoma had a fivefold surge in earthquakes last year, making it by far the most seismically active state in the Lower 48. The Sooner State was shaken by 564 quakes of magnitude 3 and larger, compared with only 100 in 2013, according to an EnergyWire analysis of federal earthquake data.
The Two-Way
3:13 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Crude Oil Dips Under $50 A Barrel, A Price Last Seen In 2009

U.S. gasoline prices have fallen sharply since last summer, driven by surging oil production and other factors. The price for a barrel of U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell below $50 Monday.
David N. Goodman AP

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 5:45 pm

The price for a barrel of U.S. oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell below $50 Monday, matching levels seen in the spring of 2009. The drop is linked to both OPEC's boosted production and a stronger dollar.

Oil's latest fall came along with a dip on Wall Street, as the Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 330 points to finish at 17,501 — a drop of 1.86 percent that's also seen as a reaction to new instability in Europe.

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