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Keystone XL is a Sucker’s Deal For America and a Steal For Foreign Oil Interests

Keystone XL is a Sucker’s Deal For America and a Steal For Foreign Oil Interests
For years, TransCanada has been selling the Keystone XL pipeline to Americans with all of the enthusiasm of a used car salesman—and using all of the same tricks. However, one myth is more egregious than all the rest: this pipeline will enhance America’s energy independence.
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High-Tech Oil Pipeline Monitors Catch Less Than 20 Percent Of Leaks

High-Tech Oil Pipeline Monitors Catch Less Than 20 Percent Of Leaks
Coming just a week after Canada’s foreign minister traveled to Washington, D.C., and called on the Obama administration to make a decision on Keystone XL pipeline, the results of a new paper's analysis contradict the oil industry’s claims that the safety of pipelines can be ensured through existing measures. According to the Wall Street Journal, which looked at data on 251 spills that occurred on private property, the industry's pipeline monitoring equipment was the first to detect a leak in just 19.5 percent of incidents.
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Pipe Dream? TX Court Favors Landowner in Keystone Eminent Domain Case

Pipe Dream? TX Court Favors Landowner in Keystone Eminent Domain Case
The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of landowner Julia Trigg Crawford, ordering TransCanada to submit information by Feb. 6 as the justices weigh arguments to hear the case regarding eminent domain abus
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Dents, Sags, Structural Flaws Plague Keystone XL

Dents, Sags, Structural Flaws Plague Keystone XL
As TransCanada races to pump the southern portion of Keystone XL with tar sands oil by the end of this year, a report released Tuesday by Public Citizen finds that the Texas portion of the pipeline is riddled with structural flaws including sags, dents, and shoddy patchwork that could spark dangerous leaks and spills.
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Noam Chomsky: Canada on Fast-Speed Race 'to Destroy the Environment'

Noam Chomsky: Canada on Fast-Speed Race 'to Destroy the Environment'
Canada is on a race "to destroy the environment as fast as possible," said noted linguist and intellectual Noam Chomsky in an interview with the Guardian.
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US Court: Keystone XL Profits More Important than Environment

US Court: Keystone XL Profits More Important than Environment
In a major ruling that's flown under the radar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit - based in Denver, Colorado - decided not to grant the Sierra Club and Clean Energy Future Oklahoma a temporary injunction on the construction of the southern half of Transcanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.
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Obama's Former Communication Director Pushes Keystone XL Pipeline as 'Ethical Oil'

Obama's Former Communication Director Pushes Keystone XL Pipeline as 'Ethical Oil'
Ezra Levant is the man behind an attempt to re-frame the Alberta tar sands as "ethical oil." "Ethical" - Levant's deceptive public relations campaign argues of the tar sands "carbon bomb" - because it doesn't come from the war-ridden and human rights-abusing Middle East.
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Obama Administration Expediting Dozens of Pipeline Projects

Obama Administration Expediting Dozens of Pipeline Projects
Large segments of the environmental movement declared a win on Jan. 18, 2012, the dawn of an election year in which partisan fervor reigned supreme. On that day President Barack Obama kicked the can down the road for permitting TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline’s northern half until after the then-forthcoming November 2012 presidential election.
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Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada

Keystone XL Scandal: Obama Attorney's Law Firm Represents TransCanada
A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel and President Barack Obama's personal attorney, works at the corporate law firm Perkins Coie LLP, which does legal work for TransCanada's South Central LNG Project, formerly known as Alaska Gas Pipeline Project.
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State Department Contractor Lied About TransCanada Ties

State Department Contractor Lied About TransCanada Ties
The contractor the Obama U.S. State Department hired for an Impact Statement on the northern half of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline lied on their application, calling into question the honesty and intentions of the company. Contractor ERM has close ties to lobbying interests as well creating a substantial conflict of interest.
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