December 13, 2017

Trump approves Keystone pipeline.

The Trump administration gave the Keystone XL pipeline its key federal permit Friday, clearing a major hurdle for the project that former President Obama rejected in 2015. The State Department announced Friday morning that its undersecretary for political affairs, Tom Shannon, issued the permit, two months after President Trump signed a memorandum to revive the […]

Trump Signs Order Reviving Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order reversing Obama’s actions to stall two critical oil pipelines. The pipelines, which would yield jobs and economic growth, remain vehemently opposed by environmental groups and native American tribes. First, Trump signed an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline. “We’ll see if we can get that […]

UNION: Obama threw workers ‘under the bus’ in Keystone decision

The main union for construction workers is accusing President Obama of throwing them “under the bus” by rejecting the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) is one of the few labor unions that broke with the majority of Democrats and supported the project, which Obama rejected Friday after a […]

Obama Administration Worries About Environmental Effect of Keystone Oil, Not Iranian Oil

David Kreutzer is the senior research fellow in energy economics and climate change at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. In this position, Kreutzer researches how energy and climate change legislation will affect economic activity at the national, local, and industry levels. Read his research. Though environmental impact statement after environmental impact statement from […]

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