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Keystone XL Primer: Secrecy Still Shrouds Diluted Bitumen Risks

Many questions but few answers about the substance that would flow through the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. By Marie C. Baca, InsideClimate News The Canadian crude oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline is either the lynchpin of U.S. energy security or the path to certain environmental destruction, depending on whom you talk to. Advocates say there is no evidence that it is any mo

Keystone XL Primer: Secrecy Still Shrouds Diluted Bitumen Risks

Many questions but few answers about the substance that would flow through the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. By Marie C. Baca, InsideClimate News The Canadian crude oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline is either the lynchpin of U.S. energy security or the path to certain environmental destruction, depending on whom you talk to. Advocates say there is no evidence that it is any mo

Public Comments on Keystone Pipeline Have Disappeared into a Procedural Black Hole

The State Department has lost tens of thousands of submissions and cannot say how the remainder will be handled or will influence the pending decision. By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News Five weeks ago, Cindy Myers stood in a high school gymnasium before a crowd of 1,000 and said, "These words could be some of the most important of my life." Myers was speaking at the Keystone XL oil pipeline hearing i

Public Comments on Keystone Pipeline Have Disappeared into a Procedural Black Hole

The State Department has lost tens of thousands of submissions and cannot say how the remainder will be handled or will influence the pending decision. By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News Five weeks ago, Cindy Myers stood in a high school gymnasium before a crowd of 1,000 and said, "These words could be some of the most important of my life." Myers was speaking at the Keystone XL oil pipeline hearing i

Enviros Make Keystone XL a Litmus Test for Obama's Re-Election: Will it Work?

Anti-pipeline forces say they will draw a line in the sand refusing to support Obama if he approves Keystone XL. Analysts say this strategy may backfire. By Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News WASHINGTON—To hard-core environmentalists, the Obama administration's upcoming decision on the fiercely debated Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is black and white. Say no to the Canada-to-Gulf Coast pipeline, they i

Enviros Make Keystone XL a Litmus Test for Obama's Re-Election: Will it Work?

Anti-pipeline forces say they will draw a line in the sand refusing to support Obama if he approves Keystone XL. Analysts say this strategy may backfire. By Elizabeth McGowan, InsideClimate News WASHINGTON—To hard-core environmentalists, the Obama administration's upcoming decision on the fiercely debated Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is black and white. Say no to the Canada-to-Gulf Coast pipeline, they i

Koch Subsidiary Told Regulators It Has 'Direct and Substantial Interest' in Keystone XL

A document filed with Canada's Energy Board appears to cast doubt on claims by Koch Industries that it has no interest in the controversial pipeline. By Stacy Feldman, InsideClimate News In recent months Koch Industries Inc., the business conglomerate run by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, has repeatedly told a U.S. Congressional committee and the news media that the proposed Keystone XL

Keystone XL Primer: Why Nebraska Is Ground Zero in the Pipeline Fight

The Keystone XL would be the first oil pipeline to run through the Nebraska sandhills, a fragile area with few pipelines of any kind By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News The ecologically sensitive Nebraska sandhills have become a flashpoint in the debate over whether the 1,702-mile Keystone XL pipeline should be built to transport tar

Keystone XL Primer: Why Nebraska Is Ground Zero in the Pipeline Fight

The Keystone XL would be the first oil pipeline to run through the Nebraska sandhills, a fragile area with few pipelines of any kind By Lisa Song, InsideClimate News The ecologically sensitive Nebraska sandhills have become a flashpoint in the debate over whether the 1,702-mile Keystone XL pipeline should be built to transport tar

USDA Experiments Aim to Help Farmers Cope with Warming Climate

Scientists are hanging heaters over crop fields to simulate temperatures in 2050. Their goal: to understand climate impacts on food and help farmers adapt By Catherine M. Cooney Farmers fed up with climate change-induced heat waves, droughts and flooding may one day get to reap rewards of a unique U.S. government experiment that aims to understand how crops will adapt to even harsher conditions. In

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