03.07.14

Most back Keystone XL pipeline

Americans support the idea of constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States by a nearly 3 to 1 margin, with 65 percent saying it should be approved and 22 percent opposed, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

 

02.27.14

Rail cars used to ship oil are 'unacceptable public risk,' NTSB official says

Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

 

02.27.14

Rail cars used to ship oil called 'unacceptable risk'

Cars voluntarily upgraded may not be sufficient, federal official says.

 

02.26.14

Report: Keystone contractor followed federal rules

The State Department's inspector general says a contractor that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest.

 

02.26.14

Feds issue emergency order on oil shipments

Hauling crude by rail comes under more stringent rules, excluding some cars.

 

02.20.14

9 schools gets grant money to address impact of oil, natural gas production in district

Helena, MT - The Office of Public Instruction has announced nine grants totaling nearly $450,000 to school districts impacted by oil and natural gas production.

 

02.04.14

Group of Legislators, Labor, Business, National Security Leaders Call for Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Following the release of the State Department's fifth and final environmental impact statement... many U.S. Senators and US Representatives... labor and business leaders... call on President to approve pipeline.

 

01.31.14

State Department releases Keystone XL final environmental impact statement

The State Department concluded in its final environmental assessment issued Friday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly alter global greenhouse gas emissions...

 

01.20.14

In North Dakota, derailment strengthens push for piplines

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota's senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.

 

01.16.14

David Ignatius: All-the-above energy boom pays off for America

In the energy marketplace, President Obama's vision of an "all of the above" strategy is actually happening. Production of oil, gas and alternative energy is rising, even as demand begins falling for these energy sources -- all thanks to new technology. The market forces driving these changes are so powerful that even politicians probably canít screw them up.