01.09.15

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

01.09.15

Nebraska court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline

Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn't have legal standing to do so. The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project.

 

01.06.15

First bill in GOP-run Senate seeks to approve oil pipeline

Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

 

01.05.15

House Plans to Vote on Keystone XL Bill Friday

The US House of Representatives is planning to vote Friday on legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, It will be the tenth time since 2011 that the GOP-controlled chamber has passed measures approving the pipeline, which has been under review by the Obama administration for more than six years. The Senate is expected to begin consideration of a similar bill on Wednesday...

 

01.05.15

While Keystone XL debate flares, other pipelines quietly progress

Like a lot of other dramatic bluster coming south out of Canada this winter, the Keystone XL pipeline stands poised for its big approval fight this month.

 

12.29.14

Let Keystone XL move forward

In his latest remarks on the Keystone XL pipeline President Obama repeated the dubious claim that the Canadian oil it will carry will be mostly shipped abroad with only "nominal" benefit for American consumers.

 

12.14.14

Oil may boom, but infrastructure is busting Montana counties

Any conversation about infrastructure seems to start and end with Eastern Montana. Cities, towns and counties there are grappling with explosive growth from workers coming to the region for jobs in the Bakken oil formation along the Montana-North Dakota border.

 

12.14.14

Energy Company plans diesel, natural gas plants in N.D., Montana

A Williston-based energy company has plans to roll out at least four plants in the Bakken region that would refine crude into diesel and strip natural gas liquids from oil. The company describes the energy centers as clean technology plants that will capture carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery and have a natural gas stripping capacity of at least 100,000 barrels. By stripping natural gas from crude oil, the company says it improves the value of the crude and reduces the volatility of the crude for safer transport.

 

11.24.14

Keystone XL Pipeline: Facts are Facts

It seems as though the polarization of the United States is increasing. As issues continue to emerge, the spin is spun and citizens of this once united nation find themselves at odds with neighbors, friends, coworkers and even family. One recent issue involves the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

11.20.14

Guest Opinion: Montana's Kevin Dome could be new wave of clean air technology

When challenges come our way, we can turn our backs, we can stick our heads in the sand, or we can look for the hidden opportunities. I'm proud to serve a city that always looks for silver linings' and I'm proud that our governor does the same.