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Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline

Prime Minister Harper’s Inaction on Climate Killed the Keystone XL Oilsands Pipeline
With U.S. President Barack Obama expected to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline this fall, Canada’s oil industry is looking for someone to blame.
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Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot

Exclusive: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down.
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Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014

Oh Canada! Corporations from North of the Border Have Already Spent $15M Lobbying US in 2014
As the mid-term elections in the United States continue to heat up, a new report released Wednesday shows that Canadian corporations have registered at least $15.3 million USD in spending on direct lobbying of the U.S. federal government in the first nine months of 2014.
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Eyes Focused on Keystone, But Rail Cars Move More, and More Dangerously

Eyes Focused on Keystone, But Rail Cars Move More, and More Dangerously
Rail cars move more oil than pipelines like the proposed Keystone XL. And the cargo is much more concentrated. The combination spells (spills) disaster.
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'Horrible' Pipeline Defects Prompt New Rules for Keystone XL

'Horrible' Pipeline Defects Prompt New Rules for Keystone XL
Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.
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Will Hillary Stand Against Keystone XL?

Will Hillary Stand Against Keystone XL?
A letter signed by 30 groups asks a vital question of a potential 2016 presidential candidate. “Secretary Clinton, will you stand with us against Keystone XL?”
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Did TransCanada Try to Discredit a Pipeline Safety Whistleblower?

Did TransCanada Try to Discredit a Pipeline Safety Whistleblower?
A newly released internal e-mail from TransCanada Corp. is raising fresh questions about whether its managers attempted to undermine the credibility of a former employee who questioned the company's commitment to safety, describing him as "disgruntled."
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Nebraska Rancher's Open Letter About the Keystone XL Pipeline

Nebraska Rancher's Open Letter About the Keystone XL Pipeline
As the Senate once again prepares to take a vote on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Nebraska voices will remind Senators that states’ rights are at stake, and that a vote for Keystone XL is a vote to disregard Nebraska’s legal process.
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Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group

Keystone Backing Pits KY Senate Grimes Against Environmental Group
On the same day that an Kentucky environmental group promised a half a million dollar blitz against the Keystone XL pipeline, US Senate Candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes called on President Obama to approve the project, saying that the environmental concerns "have been addressed."
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Debunked: Eight Things the State Dept Report Got Wrong About Keystone XL

Debunked: Eight Things the State Dept Report Got Wrong About Keystone XL
Last week the Alberta government responded to the U.S. State Department's final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) on the Keystone XL project by emphasizing the province's responsibility, transparency, and confidence that the pipeline is in
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