ICYMI: Bloomberg: Approve Keystone Now

**OSFC Note: Bloomberg published the following editorial on Monday, April 29 in support of Keystone XL.  [I]t seems to us that we have finally reached the “enough already” moment in this debate. The EPA had its say on the first environmental-impact report on Keystone in 2011. This time around, once the process is complete, eight […]

EPA Keystone XL Comments: Lots of Hype, Nothing New

Opponents of Keystone XL seized on the Environmental Protection Agency’s public comments on the Department of State’s draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS), but the fact is EPA’s comments were hardly unexpected and offered nothing that hasn’t already been considered in the past four and a half years of review. Remember that EPA has been […]

Keystone XL – Just a Pawn?

Aside from frustration and years of uncertainty, there is one other thing that a four-year project approval process can bring: inconsistent rhetoric. While proponents of Keystone XL have maintained a steady drumbeat of support for the jobs, economic and national security benefits the pipeline will bring, the past couple of months have revealed that opponents […]

The Keystone XL: Jobs, Energy and the Environment

A giant inflatable pipeline moving down Washington’s Pennsylvania Avenue made some headlines over the weekend as opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and oil sands sought influence over President Obama’s decision on the project, likely to be one of 2013’s most anticipated. Unfortunately, the demonstration – as well as the larger argument over the 1,700-mile […]

A Second Look at the KXL Debate

Following last week’s presidential debate, The Wall Street Journal and its contributors addressed a debate-worthy topic in its own right that they say will undoubtedly remain a focus in this election season: the Keystone XL pipeline. Setting up a little debate of its own, WSJ invited president of the Natural Resources Defense Council Frances Beinecke […]

REPORT: Special Review of the Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Process (U.S. State Dept)

On September 19, 2008, TransCanada submitted a Presidential permit application to the Department of State (Department) for the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Keystone XL is a proposed 1,700-mile pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Department is responsible for reviewing such applications for cross-border oil pipelines by virtue of the Presidential delegation […]