Senate Fails to Override Veto

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Keystone XL Pipeline is locked down. An attempt to override the Obama White House’s veto of the legislation failed Wednesday. Senate Republicans needed 67 votes to do so, and they fell short by five votes. The Keystone project would have delivered oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Supporters say … Continue reading »

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline

(CNN) — For the first time in five years, President Obama exercised his veto power. The president rejected legislation that would have given final approval to the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The planned pipeline would transport oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Republicans aren’t believed to have enough votes to override the veto. … Continue reading »

Keystone XL Pipeline Protest Planned

WASHINGTON — The Senate cleared its first procedural hurdle in an effort to green-light the Keystone XL Pipeline. Senators voted 63 to 32 to advance a bill that approves construction of the pipeline. The Republican-led Senate will now consider amendments that supporters hope will attract more Democrats in the coming weeks. Project advocates will need … Continue reading »

Pipeline Bill First in New Senate

(CNN) — When Republicans take control of the senate next month, expect the Keystone Pipeline to be on top of their to-do list. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says legislation authorizing construction of the pipeline will be the first bill scheduled for a vote. McConnell says the pipeline, which would connect Canada’s oil sands … Continue reading »

Effort to Approve Keystone Collapses

(CNN) — A bipartisan Senate effort to approve the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline collapsed Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who opposes Keystone, agreed to allow a vote on the bill to approve Keystone. In exchange, Reid wanted Republicans to clear the energy efficiency bill. When GOP senators insisted on additional amendments to the Energy … Continue reading »

Pipeline Delay Impacts TransCanada

(CNN) — TransCanada’s stock took a hit after the U.S. announced another delay in the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline Project. TransCanada is the company developing the pipeline that would stretch from the tar sands in Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico. Shares of the Calgary-based company dropped 3 percent Monday. That was the first day … Continue reading »

Activists Protest Keystone XL Pipeline

EUGENE, Ore. — Activists all across the country are holding vigils to protest an international project call the Keystone XL Pipeline. In Eugene, protesters gathed from 5-6 p.m. at the old federal courthouse on 7th Avenue and Pearl Street to hear from a few speakers, including former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Protesters also … Continue reading »

Protesters Rally Against Fossil Fuels

EUGENE, Ore. — Environmental activists rallied against the use of fossil fuels  Sunday. Local protesters coordinated their rally with the thousands that gathered in Washington, D.C. to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline and other controversial energy plans. Demonstrators gathered at the University of Oregon campus where they laid out their demands to Congress to focus on … Continue reading »