KXL will be built no matter what Obama decides

By Sabrina Fang TransCanada the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline says they will continue to push ahead on project even if President Obama rejects it. In an interview with The Bakken Magazine Mark Cooper, a spokesperson for TransCanada, said, “This is definitely a project that’s in the interest of the United States. We’re very hopeful […]

Domestic Steel Industry Supports Keystone Xl

By Thomas J. Gibson, President and CEO, The American Iron And Steel Institute By definition, a “keystone” is something which other things depend on for support.  Americans, including the domestic steel industry, are depending on the Keystone XL pipeline to deliver energy and create jobs.  As an energy intensive industry, we know that affordable and reliable sources of […]

The Canadian Perspective on Keystone XL

By Mark Green Under-noticed in the Obama administration’s obstruction of the Keystone XL pipeline is potential damage that’s being done to our relationship with Canada – our neighbor, strategic ally and No. 1 supplier of imported oil – without which our economy and way of life would be much affected. That there’s a rupture over […]

EPA Chooses Politics Over Facts

By Sabrina Fang Yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency released a letter on the Keystone XL pipeline which had the effect desired by the Agency – a distortion of the issue (emphasis added): “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said developing Canadian oil sands would significantly increase greenhouse gases…” says Bloomberg. “Replacing conventional crude with 830,000 barrels of […]

Congress can get work done, Mr. President reconsider your KXL veto

By Sabrina Fang Democrats and Republicans have started 2015 on the right foot, proving they can come together to pass meaningful legislation and they have. Both chambers have passed a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But the big question is will the president embrace this bipartisan accomplishment and work with Congress or will he […]

Sean McGarvey: What are we waiting for?

By Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions Now that the Nebraska Supreme Court vacated the lower court’s ruling and cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, there are no more excuses for not moving forward immediately with this project. Years of environmental review by the U.S. State Department and the Nebraska Department […]