pipeline http://wrkf.org en Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended http://wrkf.org/post/pipeline-put-keystone-review-indefinitely-extended The Keystone XL pipeline remains a major point of contention within the Democratic Party, as green voters pull President Obama one direction and pro-energy senators and labor unions pull the other. It looks as though the "comment period" for the project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 25397 at http://wrkf.org State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming http://wrkf.org/post/state-department-keystone-xl-would-not-worsen-warming Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The Keystone XL oil pipeline may be closer to being built. The U.S. State Department's released an environmental impact statement that says the project would not make climate change any worse, and it's now up to President Obama to decide the fate of the pipeline. NPR's Jeff Brady reports that environmental groups and many Democrats want the president to reject the review's findings.<p>JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: The Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada, almost 1200 miles south to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 22018 at http://wrkf.org U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review http://wrkf.org/post/us-issues-keystone-xl-pipeline-environmental-review The State Department says that production of Canadian tar-sand crude, which has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than other types of oil, is unlikely to be increased if the <a href="http://keystone-xl.com/?gclid=COO8wbaaqbwCFVFk7AodvDEAAA">Keystone XL pipeline</a> goes ahead — and therefore would do little to contribute to climate change.<p>In the <a href="http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/">Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement</a> on the controversial pipeline, the department takes no position on whether it should be built but notes that tar-sand crude produces 17 percent mor Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 21998 at http://wrkf.org U.S. Issues Keystone XL Pipeline Environmental Review Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast http://wrkf.org/post/keystone-pipelines-southern-section-begins-delivering-oil-gulf-coast A large section of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline went into official operation Wednesday, in a move that supporters say will help ease the flow of oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast region. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:02:50 +0000 Bill Chappell 21606 at http://wrkf.org Keystone Pipeline's Southern Section Begins Delivering Oil To Gulf Coast Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil http://wrkf.org/post/pipeline-wheels-trains-are-winning-big-us-oil The oil boom in the United States is creating another boom — for the railroad industry.<p>So far this year, in North Dakota alone, 140 million barrels of oil have left on trains. Shipments of crude oil by rail are up almost 50 percent over last year — and this upward trend is expected to continue.<p>A visit to the world-famous Tehachapi Loop, part of a winding mountain pass in Southern California, demonstrates the scale and reach of the oil boom in the middle of the country. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:37:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 19652 at http://wrkf.org Pipeline On Wheels: Trains Are Winning Big Off U.S. Oil Debate Revs As Decision Stalls Over Oil Pipeline From Canada http://wrkf.org/post/debate-revs-decision-stalls-over-oil-pipeline-canada Five years ago this week, a Canadian company proposed building a pipeline to send heavy crude oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Although the Obama administration's answer on the Keystone XL pipeline is not expected anytime soon, politicians in Washington and Canada are ramping up the pressure for the project, while environmentalists are pushing hard against it.<p>The intense focus on the decision reflects the fact that the Keystone XL pipeline has become a proxy for the larger debate on climate change emissions. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 16193 at http://wrkf.org Debate Revs As Decision Stalls Over Oil Pipeline From Canada Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise http://wrkf.org/post/legal-battles-over-land-rights-pipelines-are-rise At Margaret O'Keefe's farm in East Texas, they grow high-quality Bermuda grass. The fields are flat and vibrant green, surrounded by woods of a darker, richer green. The family loves this land. O'Keefe inherited it from her mother, who divided it among eight children.<p>"She used to call it 'enchanted valley,' " O'Keefe says.<p>But her "enchanted valley" also lies in the path of the Crosstex NGL Pipeline.<p>That's a 130-mile underground pipeline to funnel natural gas liquids from Texas to processing plants in Louisiana. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:27:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News & Mose Buchele, KUT News 14029 at http://wrkf.org Legal Battles Over Land Rights, Pipelines Are On The Rise Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline http://wrkf.org/post/senator-landrieu-backing-keystone-pipeline U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/02/Landrieu_Keystone_cut.mp3" class="asset-audio">U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-LA, on the Senate floor.</a><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:42:31 +0000 Eileen Fleming 6252 at http://wrkf.org Senator Landrieu Backing Keystone Pipeline