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Heidi Heitkamp Helping Partisan Democrats Hold Keystone Bill Hostage

Heidi Heitkamp Helping Partisan Democrats Hold Keystone Bill Hostage

When Republicans won control of the U.S. Senate they promised a return to regular order for business in that chamber. Which is to say that unlike the Senate under Democrat control, the minority party would be afforded an opportunity to offer and debate amendments to bills before they’re moved to a vote. [mks_pullquote align=”right” width=”300″

Hoeven On Democrats Getting Behind His Keystone Bill: "Elections Have Consequences"

Yesterday I wrote about Democrats, after years of obstruction and delay tactics, suddenly finding that they’d like to rush approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline to a vote before the end of the lame duck session. It’s a ploy to bolster support for Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu who is expected to lose a run-off election

Katie Tubb: Why The Dollars And Cents Of Keystone Matter

Anyone familiar with the Keystone XL Pipeline debate is familiar with the name Tom Steyer. The billionaire has spent millions on his campaign fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline and its alleged contribution to global warming. He and others along with him have pledged $100 million in campaign funds to candidates taking a stand against global

White House Doesn't Respond To Heitkamp On Keystone

This was a funny exchange during the White House press briefing yesterday. Jonathan Karl of ABC News asked White House spokesman Jay Carney about reactions from Democrat Senators – including North Dakota’s own Heidi Heitkamp – to the decision to further delay a decision on the Keystone pipeline. Carney’s response was the same boilerplate response

Obama Administration To Announce More Delay For Keystone Pipeline

Energy transportation is quickly becoming a major issue, particularly in regions with booming oil and gas production. The agriculture industry is upset because they can’t get access to rail cars to move their product. People living in communities along the tracks have safety concerns over train traffic and overtaxed rail. The propane shortages in the

Lifting America's Oil Export Ban May Be Key To Transport Safety, And Undermining Russia

A series of oil-by-rail accidents, some of them explosive and deadly, has Americans worried about the safety of oil shipments in the United States. Naturally, the attention turns to pipelines. We need to build out pipeline infrastructure such as the Keystone XL project because they are safer and more reliable than trains. The problem is

Left-Wing Group Caught Paying Off Indian Leader To Oppose Canadian Oil Sands

Imagine if Exxon or a Koch Brothers-affiliated group had been caught paying off a public official, or a tribal leader, to support oil development. It would be a major scandal, whether it happened in America or Canada. But a left wing group like the Tides Foundation caught paying off a tribal leader who is also

Could The Keysone Pipeline Project Become A Rail Project?

As TransCanada, the company that has been trying to get approval for the Keystone XL pipeline project (which is extremely important infrastructure for North Dakota oil development, especially in light of the recent train derailment in Casselton), waits for yet another State Department report they’ve announced the possibility of bridging the space between completed sections

The War Over Pipelines: Heidi Heitkamp Has Big Financial Ties To Warren Buffett

After a catastrophic, but thankfully not deadly or injurious, train derailment near Casselton, North Dakota, right before the holiday the need for pipeline infrastructure has been put into sharp focus. Pipelines are, without a doubt, a safer way to transport oil. They’re not perfect – as North Dakotans saw earlier this year when a Tesoro-owned