When President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline, Republicans bashed him for throwing away American jobs. An economist says the project would have created tens of thousands — though they would have been temporary.
After months of legal and political wrangling, the Obama administration on Wednesday rejected TransCanada's application to build the Keystone XL pipeline through the United States. Republican immediately criticized the decision.
Cushing, Okla., is known to some as the pipeline intersection for the world. It's there where President Barack Obama traveled on Thursday to pledge his support for building the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, to get oil from Cushing to the Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
As Canada looks to develop markets for its oil after the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States, Primer Minister Stephen Harper says the country needs to develop tighter ties with China — one of the world's fastest growing economies.
The argument in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline says if not through the U.S., it'll go somewhere else. But a series of decisions in Canada at least raise the question over whether that is in fact true. If it's not, does that remove one reason the U.S. should approve the pipeline?
WIth progress on the ambitious Keystone XL pipeline halted, Canadian oil company Enbridge is attempting to convert some of its existing lines to carry dilbit, the petroleum produced by the country's abundant oil sands.
Photographer Thomas Bachand wanted to make the land to be crossed by the proposed Keystone XL pipeline his latest project. But when he went to find the exact route, he hit a brick wall. Nowhere, he says, is the exact route publicly available.
The drive to build the Keystone XL pipeline and the deadly oil train wreck in Canada earlier this month have launched a lengthy discussion about how crude oil is moved around in this country. One critic says it should prompt a broad re-think of our use of fossil fuels.