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  • 12 Ways Trump is a Nightmare for Putin

    03/03/2018 11:03:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2018 | Daniel Ashman
    I am frustrated to still hear the silliness about how President Donald Trump is soft on Russia.††It continues to be a mainstream talking point, repeated by congresspeople pushing impeachment and pundits like Max "I would rather vote for Stalin than Trump" Boot.††Our friends the Germans even made this disgusting parade float of a Russian bear sodomizing Trump. Their argument is insane.††Not tethered to reality.††A supreme attempt to gaslight normal people. Below is a list of all the ways that Trump's policies are anathema to Moscow.††They are coordinated and deliberate, to help America and undermine Russia.††Trump may not be saying...
  • ĎIím Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prisoní

    02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By MICHELLE NIJHUIS
    On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat. For months, heíd imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure ó the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline. What neither the sheriffís department nor...
  • TransCanada: Keystone XL pipeline construction will start next year

    01/18/2018 12:47:50 PM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Canadian energy giant TransCanada said Thursday itís prepared to move ahead with the long-awaited Keystone XL oil pipeline and plans to start construction next year, laying to rest rumors that it would abandon the project in the wake of regulatory setbacks in Nebraska. In a statement, the company said itís beginning to work with Nebraska landowners to secure necessary easements to allow the pipeline to go forward. ďOver the past 12 months, the Keystone XL project has achieved several milestones that move us significantly closer to constructing this critical energy infrastructure for North America,Ē said Russ Girling, TransCanadaís president...
  • Nebraska rejects motion to change Keystone pipeline route, project in doubt

    12/19/2017 10:34:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Despite setback, TransCanada says it is still committedNebraska regulators on Tuesday shot down a request from TransCanada to reconsider the proposed path of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the latest in a series of setbacks for the $8 billion project and one that leaves its future very much in doubt. Nebraskaís Public Service Commission (PSC) last month green-lighted a route through its state, but the approved path wasnít the one TransCanada prefers. The Canadian company, which has been trying to complete the Canada-to-Texas project for the past decade, said it would ask Nebraska officials to rethink their decision and amend...
  • Keystone pipeline shut down after spilling 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota

    11/16/2017 3:21:28 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 11/16/17 | Devin Henry
    The leak was detected along a stretch of the pipeline about 35 miles south of a pumping station in Marshall County, South Dakota. TransCanada estimates the pipeline leaked 5,000 barrels of oil, or about 210,000 gallons, before going offline. The company said it's working with state regulators and the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to assess the situation. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources heard about the leak at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ABC affiliate KSFY reported.
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • Green groups promise guerrilla warfare tactics to stop Keystone pipeline

    03/27/2017 9:25:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 3/26/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    Environmental activists vowed over the weekend to fight the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the bitter end, insisting the Trump administrationís approval of the long-delayed project will not be the final word. Powerful green groups are launching a two-pronged strategy to block the pipeline in the streets and in the courts. First, they intend to use a state review process in Nebraska ó where Keystone still does not have a legal route, despite federal approval of the project ó to delay any movement forward. Nebraska state officials charged with approving the pipelineís path say a decision shouldnít be expected until...
  • Trump State Department Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Ė Creating THOUSANDS of New Jobs

    03/24/2017 7:21:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States. (Bob McCarty) Obama rejected the plan in 2011 and again in 2015. This week the Trump State Department signed and issued permits for the completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
  • Trump administration to approve Keystone pipeline Monday: Report

    03/23/2017 10:03:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Trump administration on Monday will formally approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to media reports, finally ending a years-long series of starts, stops and delays, and kicking off the kind of massive infrastructure project the president promised during his campaign.
  • White House now says American steel not required for Keystone pipeline

    03/03/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/3/2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    President Trumpís pledge that new pipeline projects will use ďAmerican steelĒ will not apply to the Keystone XL project, according to media reports, directly contradicting the presidentís own words last week. Politico reported late Thursday night that a White House spokeswoman explained that the project, which has been in the works for the past decade, does not count as a ďnewĒ or ďretrofittedĒ pipeline, and therefore is not subject to Mr. Trumpís made-in-America requirement. Comments from TransCanada, the company proposing the project, on Friday morning seem to confirm the firm will not be forced to use all U.S. steel. The...
  • President Trump Signs ďComplete No BrainerĒ Exec OrderóReviving Keystone XL Pipeline

    01/26/2017 8:45:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Mitch Wolfe
    Obama's veto hurt the Democrats and Hillary in the blue collar counties of the formerly Democratic states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin Remember in 2011 when former Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper publicly told a New York reporter after speaking before the U.N. General Assembly, that U.S. approval of the Keystone oil pipeline was a ďcomplete no brainerĒ. Harper was right then as Trump is right now for pushing forward on this oil pipeline once again. At the time, Harper knew that Americans and their government only acted in pursuit of their own national interests.
  • Trump to sign orders reviving pipeline projects

    01/24/2017 8:08:11 AM PST · by wbarmy · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/2017 | John Roberts
    President Trump plans to sign executive orders reviving the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, which had been stalled under the Obama administration, sources tell Fox News. The moves had been widely expected, as Trump blasted his predecessor for effectively blocking the projects amid environmental and other concerns. While the Canada-to-Texas Keystone project was at the center of a heated debate for years until the Obama administration rejected a key permit in November 2015, the Dakota pipeline more recently became the subject of fierce protests until the Army Corps of Engineers in December blocked construction of a controversial segment. The...
  • Keystone blowback: TransCanada sues Obama for $15 billion

    07/01/2016 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Seven years of foot-dragging followed by a political denial cost the company a fortune. The boss explained in detail back in November why Obamaís refusal to permit the Keystone XL pipeline was a load of crap. Weíve talked about it a lot here, and when we do, we usually focus on all the economic benefits to the United States that were lost because Obama chose to cater to his extreme leftist environmentalist base rather than govern like a serious person. But we didnít focus quite as much on the blow this dealt to TransCanada, the company that proposed to build...
  • Hillary Clintonís State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records [Rein = Blocked]

    05/20/2015 7:41:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 19, 2015 8:28 p.m. ET | By Laura Meckler
    Aides scrutinized, sometimes blocked release of documents requested under public-records law WASHINGTONóWhen Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, her staff scrutinized politically sensitive documents requested under public-records law and sometimes blocked their release, according to people with direct knowledge of the activities. In one instance, her chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, told State Department records specialists she wanted to see all documents requested on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and later demanded that some be held back. In another case, Ms. Millsís staff negotiated with the records specialists over the release of documents about former President Bill Clintonís speaking engagementsóalso...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‚Äėuninhabitable‚Äô

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • Why Obama‚Äôs Keystone XL rejection excuses are a complete load of crap

    11/09/2015 8:49:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/15 | Herman Cain
    From one who specializes in it. It‚Äôs bad enough that President Obama dragged his feet for seven years before doing what everyone knew he was going to do. TransCanada, the Canadian government an awful lot of Americans who could have used the economic boost (including the folks in North Dakota and an awful lot of Obama‚Äôs union supporters) were left to twist in the wind while Obama pretended he was ‚Äúreviewing‚ÄĚ the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Of course, he was doing no such thing. He knew on Day 1 he was going to reject it because that‚Äôs what his extreme...
  • Sen. Cruz: Approving Keystone Would Have Been a Step in the Right Direction

    11/07/2015 12:59:22 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | November 6, 2015
    Issues statement on Obama Administration¬ís rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after the Obama Administration rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline:‚ÄúToday, President Obama once again confirmed what most of us already knew: he does not care about American jobs or the American economy. He remains controlled by a radical environmentalist agenda, which seeks the elimination of whole segments of our economy.‚ÄúIt‚Äôs also notable that President Obama‚Äôs decision today is in direct contravention to the wishes of Congress, not to mention the recommendation of his own State Department. The State...
  • Vanity Were Jobs report manipulated to coincide with Keystone rejection?

    11/06/2015 9:02:48 AM PST · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Vanity Were Jobs report manipulated to coincide with Keystone rejection?
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad (R) Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    11/04/2015 1:21:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    http://whotv.com ^ | 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Governor Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines Posted 10:11 pm, November 2, 2015, by Aaron Brilbeck, Updated at 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week, the Iowa Utilities Board will discuss whether to use eminent domain to seize property from landowners to use for a massive oil pipeline. Dakota Access, LLC wants to use the land for an underground pipeline that would carry roughly a half million barrels of crude oil from North Dakota, through Iowa and to a distribution center in Illinois. Governor Branstad says he believes eminent domain can and should be used for some pipeline...
  • TransCanada asks US to suspend pipeline application

    11/02/2015 6:05:35 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    AP via Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | By Rob Gillies
    TORONTO ‚ÄĒ The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S Gulf Coast has asked the U.S. State Department to pause its review of the project. TransCanada said Monday a suspension would be appropriate while it works with Nebraska authorities for approval of its preferred route through the state. The move comes before the Obama administration was widely expected to reject it. For seven years, the fate of the 1,179-mile (1,900 kilometer) long pipeline has languished amid debates over climate change, the intensive process of extracting Alberta‚Äôs oil and U.S. energy security The pipeline has long...