House Approves Keystone XL Pipeline … Again

November 14, 2014 blogs.rollcall.com In a bid meant to bolster the campaign of bill sponsor Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is in run-off election for a Louisiana Senate seat, the House voted 252-161 on Friday to once again approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was the ninth time the House has passed a measure authorizing the construction of the pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada to Texas. But this time, with an election far off in the distance, 31 Democrats voted with 221 Republicans in favor of the bill… … … Continue reading

The Keystone XL Pipeline: Three Stories to Help You Understand the Debate

November 14, 2014 Time.com The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become the single most important environmental issue in the U.S.—even though its environmental impact may not even be that great. The pipeline would move some 830,000 barrels of crude a day from the Canadian oil sands in Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska and then down to the Gulf of Mexico. Keystone would make it easier for Canadian producers to sell their landlocked crude to the rest of the world—which is exactly what environmentalists fear. Oil sands crude is dirtier and … Continue reading

Keystone XL Pipeline Facts: Pros and Cons

November 14, 2014 Heavy.com The Keystone XL Pipeline is a project to extend the existing Keystone pipeline, which carries heavy crude oil from the oil sands of Canada to U.S. refineries. It was approved by the Republican-controlled House on November 14, and will now proceed to the Senate. The current pipeline reaches to Cushing, Okla., Wood River and Patoka, Ill., and Texas’ Gulf Coast. The proposed Phase IV, Keystone XL, would begin in Alberta and extend to Steele City, Neb., essentially replacing phase I of the existing pipeline with a … Continue reading