US green groups sue over Keystone XL pipeline

Environmental groups in the US have sued Donald Trump’s administration over the Keystone XL pipeline. The legal challenge comes roughly two months after the President approved the controversial $8 billion (£6.4bn) project, which would carry 830,000 barrels of tar sands oil 1,180 miles from Canada to Texan refineries each day. The coalition of green organisations says more […]

Plans for controversial oil pipeline resubmitted

Plans for a controversial oil pipeline have been resubmitted in the US. TransCanada’s application to the US Department of State for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline comes just days after President Donald Trump signed an order that allowed the firm to reapply for the permit. The pipeline was initially rejected in 2015 by then-President Barack Obama based on environmental concerns. […]

Keystone XL pipeline ‘will raise fuel prices’

Donald Trump’s go-ahead for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will increase fuel prices in the Midwest. That’s the view of non-profit group Consumer Watchdog, which claims the project is also likely to bring fewer jobs, referring to its 2013 analysis. The comment comes as the US President signed an executive order for the […]

Trump revives controversial oil pipeline projects

US President Donald Trump has signed executive orders to advance the construction of two controversial oil pipelines. His orders would overturn the decisions made by Barack Obama to halt the construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines. The former president did so as a result of environmental concerns and possible infringement upon the […]

Keystone XL sues Obama for pipeline rejection

The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline has announced two lawsuits against the US Government’s decision to reject the project. The 1,179-mile oil pipeline would have carried 800,000 barrels of petroleum a day from Canada to the ports in the Gulf of Mexico and into the world market. The country’s State Department denied the project in November explaining […]

Obama rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline

The proposed construction of a pipeline that would carry crude oil from Canada to the ports in the Gulf of Mexico and into the world market has been rejected. The 1,179-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline would have carried 800,000 barrels of petroleum a day. US President Barack Obama said the project, which led to numerous […]

‘Hundreds arrested at oil pipeline protest outside White House’

Nearly 400 people were reportedly arrested in the US yesterday while protesting against an oil pipeline. Reports claim the protestors, which included students from 80 colleges, strapped themselves to the White House fence following which the arrests were made. They were trying to pressure the Obama Administration against approving the 1,700-mile crude oil pipeline from […]

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Plans for a controversial oil sands pipeline linking the United States and Canada were dealt a blow yesterday when US President Barack Obama denied permission for the Keystone XL project. The US Department of State said the Presidential Permit for TransCanada’s 1700mile pipeline wasn’t granted because there had not been “sufficient time” to decide if […]

Keystone pipeline re-routed around tar sands

The company responsible for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline has performed a dramatic U-turn, as they agreed to discuss an alternative route. TransCanada say they will change the course of the pipeline away from the environmentally sensitive area of the Nebraska Sandhills. Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president, Energy and Oil Pipelines said:” I can confirm the […]

Thousands protest Keystone XL pipeline at White House

Thousands of protesters gathered at the White House over the weekend to object against plans to build a pipeline through the tar sands in Canada and North America. It follows a protest earlier this August, when 1,253 people were arrested during a sit-in. The Keystone XL pipeline is TransCanada’s project to extract the oil from […]