Tag Archives: KXL

H. Sterling Burnett: The Pro’s and Con’s of Romney’s Energy Plan

A great deal of ink has been spilled by commentators, journalists, and policy wonks since the release August 24th of presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s energy plan. Continue reading

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Canada Warns that Anonymous May Attack Oil Sands Energy Companies

According to documents that have recently been obtained by Bloomberg News this month, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Public Safety Department, and Communications Security Establishment Canada, have all investigated threats that have been made against the Canadian oil industry by the Anonymous hacker group. Continue reading

Romney Energy Plan Would Expand Oil Drilling on U.S. Land and Offshore

Mitt Romney plans to unveil an energy plan Thursday morning in Hobbs, N.M., that would allow states more control over the development of energy resources on federal lands within their borders, as well as aggressively expand offshore oil and gas drilling — including along the coasts of Virginia and the Carolinas — as part of a broader effort to reach energy independence. Continue reading

Keystone pipeline clears a hurdle

A judge in Lamar County, Texas, ruled Wednesday night that TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline has the right of eminent domain, rejecting a plea by farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford and dealing a blow to landowners and environmentalists who have been trying to block construction of the pipeline. Continue reading

Mitt Romney says plan will achieve North American energy independence by 2020

Mitt Romney morphed into a traveling salesman here Thursday as he gave his best pitch for an energy plan that’s big on loosening environmental regulations and expanding domestic oil drilling and coal production. Continue reading

Romney energy plan promises ‘independence’

Mitt Romney is unveiling an energy plan aimed at making the United States independent of overseas oil by 2020 — giving himself seven years to achieve a goal of energy self-sufficiency that has eluded every president since Richard Nixon. Continue reading

The Horrifying Effects of a Canadian Tar Sands Oil Spill

Part of the US’s attempts to secure energy independence involves increasing the imports from friendly neighbours such as Canada. This has led to a large number of new pipelines spreading out across America in preparation for the increase in tars sands deliveries. Continue reading

Bakken Crude and Canadian Oil Sands in Battle for Space on U.S. Pipelines

Dispute between Enbridge and small U.S. pipeline operator offers glimpse of the industry’s future as North Dakota oil booms. Continue reading

Peter Foster: Not much to fear from CNOOC

The takeover in no way represents a ‘predator’ stealing ‘our’ oil

The proposed $15.1-billion takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by majority Chinese state-owned CNOOC has inevitably brought out the reflexive economic nationalists, wailing collectivists, fretters about “hollowing out,” champions of “national champions” and peddlers of muddled metaphors. Continue reading

Robert Bradley Jr.: Energy Freedom Bus Tour: Hitting the Open Road for Consumers, Taxpayers, and Common Sense

“We will take the vision for affordable energy, common sense regulation, and safe technology to the American people; then return to Washington D.C. to deliver the message — it’s time to free the American people from costly, unnecessary regulations and bureaucracy. It’s time for Washington to untie the hands of American energy producers and manufacturers, and free these job creators to put our country back to work again.” Continue reading

Keystone XL pipeline may threaten aquifer that irrigates much of the central U.S.

Jane Kleeb is a savvy activist who, Nebraska’s Republican governor once said, “has a tendency to shoot her mouth off most days.” A Florida native who moved to Nebraska in 2007 after marrying a rancher active in Democratic politics, she did as much as anyone to bring the massive Keystone XL crude oil pipeline to a halt last year. Continue reading

Art Horn: Will The Rising Oceans Be Our Downfall?

The night was almost four years ago. Candidate Obama had defeated John McCain. This victory was to introduce a new and magnificent period of “hope and change” to America. The bad old Republicans and their money grubbing ways had been swept into the past. The changes to come would be breathtaking! There would be so much hope and so much change that, according to the new President his election signaled that “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”. Continue reading

Obama Handed the Ball to China When he Rejected Keystone XL

US dreams of energy security involve the easy access to abundant oil and gas sources both domestically, and also from its neighbours. Continue reading

“Hockey stick” climate scientist challenges Keystone XL pipeline

Looks like Mikey has been tallying up what Jim’s been raking in in “environmental prizes” and wants a piece of the action. Wonder if he’ll start getting himself arrested outside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Continue reading

Energy: All for All of the Above

While the campaign was launched as prices at the pump were creeping upward to the highest levels in years, AEA spokesman Benjamin Cole said the group’s theme of energy affordability continues to resonate with voters, even as oil prices have stabilized in the subsequent months. “The fact is, gas is twice what it was in 2009 when President Obama took office,” he said. “The fact is, the sources he’s invested in are the most expensive.” Continue reading

Canada’s Oil, the World’s Carbon

NYT is handwringing about enhanced greenhouse effect (global warming) of course but they raise one valid point: atmospheric carbon dioxide is a pretty well-travelled, well-mixed gas. Our emissions, i.e., the liberation of carbon previously lost to the biosphere, do not merely help our crops grow but those of the poor and underdeveloped regions too. We should help feed the world and save the rain forests too, by ensuring we do not waste this magnificent resource through CCS boondoggles and subsidy farming. Life on Earth depends on it. Continue reading

Lobbyist for Keystone pipeline: ‘They want to eliminate fossil fuel use’

A lobbyist for a Canadian company that wants to build a pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska — said American politics are standing in the way. Continue reading

Robert Rapier: The Facts About Canada’s Oil Sands and Climate Change

This week I was reading an article from the Associated Press called Some fracking critics use bad science. The gist of the article is that Gasland director Josh Fox used false information in his new film, The Sky is Pink. Among other things, he claimed that cancer rates were higher in Texas where fracking is taking place. Three different cancer researchers in the area contradicted him on this claim. Continue reading

Keystone XL pipeline is issue of property rights for some ranchers

The Keystone XL pipeline has reignited the emotional issue of eminent domain — the taking of private property for public use — all along its proposed route. Continue reading

Terence Corcoran: Chinese all about the marketplace

State oil companies operating abroad are becoming more and more akin to independent corporations driven by market forces Continue reading