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“If This Didn’t Have the Name Keystone on It, Nobody Would Really Be Paying Much Attention to It”

“If This Didn’t Have the Name Keystone on It, Nobody Would Really Be Paying Much Attention to It”

The latest news about the Keystone pipeline spill near Edinburg, North Dakota, is that it was much larger than previously estimated. Which isn’t unusual. Initial estimates about these spills are just that. Initial estimates. They’re almost always revised once cleanup efforts commence and the true scope of the spill comes into focus. In this case,

Maybe Now President Obama Understands How the Pipeliners Felt?

Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I’m experiencing some schadenfreude when it comes to former President Barack Obama’s struggles to get his library built in Chicago. So far his efforts to build on the site of Chicago’s historic Jackson Park (home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, an event probably more important than

Leaked Email: Senator Heidi Heitkamp “Not Obsessed” With Keystone Pipeline, Has Made “No Decision” About Political Future

I’ve been combing through the Wikileaks dump of emails to and from Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta looking for things of interest specifically related to North Dakota. I found of a couple of emails mentioning North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp that are pretty interesting. The first is a June 9, 2015 email sent by

President Heidi Heitkamp Described As "Amazing" Rejects The Keystone Pipeline

On September 19, 2008, TransCanada submitted its first permit to the U.S. State Department to build a pipeline across the American/Canadian border. It only took 2,605 days – 7 years, one month, and 19 days – for the Obama administration to reject the permit. According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama’s reason for the rejection is

The Political Obstruction Of Pipelines Is Killing North Dakota's Oil Industry

For years now we’ve watched as the political left has done everything in their power to obstruct much needed pipeline infrastructure in America. The Obama administration’s endless bureaucratic filibuster of the Keystone XL pipeline – which would have capacity for 100,000 barrels per day of North Dakota crude – is the most obvious example, but

Hillary Clinton Announces Opposition To Keystone Pipeline, Heidi Heitkamp Hardest Hit

In 2013, during her first year in the U.S. Senate, Heidi Heitkamp signed a letter urging Hillary Clinton to run for President. Now Clinton has announced her opposition to a key plan of Heitkamp’s 2012 election campaign. Namely, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline which has languished for the better part of a decade. “It

Despite Political Obstruction Pipelines Have Caught Up With Rail In North Dakota

Shipping Bakken crude has become a hot-button political topic. Rail shipments are derided by fear mongering anti-oil activists as “bomb trains” but these same activists have also lined up to oppose pipeline infrastructure. You almost get the idea that they’d rather the oil stay in the ground. Still, there’s no question that pipelines are a

Hillary Clinton On Keystone Pipeline: You'll Have To Elect Me To Find Out If I'll Approve It

The  Keystone pipeline project is of tremendous importance to North Dakota’s oil fields, especially amidst a rout in oil prices. The ability to on-ramp 100,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude onto the Keystone XL line would help reduce overhead for oil companies operating in the state. The project is so important that, while campaigning

Massive Pro-Oil Train Derailment Rally Planned To Target Sandpiper Pipeline

Left-wing groups ranging from the Sierra Club to Socialist Action – Twin Cities are planning a march in Minneapolis/St. Paul later this week against “tar sands” pipelines. The timing lines up with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission reviewing the Sandpiper pipeline on Wednesday. An administrative law judge has already cleared the way for Minnesota to join

Blame Heimdal Derailment On The Anti-Pipeline Activists

At some point, we’re going to have to acknowledge that all the oil conditioning rules and track inspectors in the world aren’t going to change the fact that we’re producing more oil than the rails can handle. This morning came news of another oil train derailment, this time near Heimdal, North Dakota. Every time one