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Activists battling Keystone in SD

Source: 
The Hill

The Yankton Sioux Tribe has filed a motion with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission to dismiss TransCanada’s application to renew its permit for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in the state, with a hearing set for Tuesday, The Hill reports.

Oil

TransCanada moving ahead to get land for Keystone project

Source: 
Norfolk Daily News

Keystone XL chief Corey Goulet told Nebraska residents last week that TransCanada is continuing to negotiate easements with landowners for the pipeline, and will start eminent domain proceedings as well for land condemnation when confronted with opposition, the Norfolk Daily News reports.

Oil

Whales pose fresh obstacle for TransCanada’s Energy East

Source: 
Bloomberg

The determination by a Canadian wildlife panel that beluga whales in the St. Lawrence River are endangered has moved TransCanada to pause studies for the oil export terminal it is proposing for Cacouna as part of the Energy East pipeline project, Bloomberg reports.

Oil

TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline faces hurdles in Quebec

Source: 
Reuters

Quebec’s Environment Minister sent a letter to TransCanada outlining seven conditions the company must meet in order to run its proposed Energy East pipeline through the province, including an assessment of its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, Reuters reports.

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Oil

Democrats block Landrieu's Keystone XL bill

Locked in a closely watched election runoff, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has lost her fight to win Senate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. But Republicans are promising to bring the project back up when they take control of the Senate in January.

After a week of lobbying her colleagues, Landrieu and her co-sponsor Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., saw the approval bill on Tuesday fall one vote short of the 60 needed for passage under the terms of a deal she struck to bring it to the floor.

TransCanada: Not targeting foes through 3rd parties

Source: 
The New York Times

A spokesman for TransCanada, which is seeking to build the Keystone XL pipeline, says the company hasn’t taken up a recommendation from PR firm Edelman to use third parties to target opponents of the Energy East project in Canada, The New York Times reports.

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Hedge fund floats changes for TransCanada

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

A day ahead of a likely Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, one of TransCanada Corp.'s small shareholders has made public a letter suggesting the company be restructured, selling off the firm’s power generation business, The Wall Street Journal reports. Sandall Asset Management Corp. released the letter just two days before TransCanada meets with analysts and investors.

Associated Press
Oil

Senate heads to Keystone vote in first post-election showdown

The Senate is set as soon as Tuesday to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, one that could put President Barack Obama in a position to issue his first veto of legislation since 2010, on a key issue pitting Republicans and energy-state Democrats against the environmental lobby.

But it was unclear heading into the week whether an approval bill will get the 60 votes needed to force Obama's hand. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., was one vote short of the 15 Democrats needed to join 45 Republicans in backing her bill, and finger pointing was already underway by Republicans who are calling it a show vote to help her.

Associated Press
Oil

House vote for Keystone XL turns spotlight to Senate

The stage is set for the Senate to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline next week, following House approval of a bill to authorize the $8 billion project from Canada.

Yet as advocates, led by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., neared the 60 votes needed to secure Senate passage of the same bill, President Barack Obama still appeared to hold the upper hand over Congress for now. The 252-161 vote for the project in the House fell 38 votes short of a veto-proof majority.

Oil

House approves Keystone XL

The Republican-led House on Friday easily passed legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, setting the stage for a showdown vote in the Senate as soon as Tuesday.

The approval bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., passed on a 252-161 vote. The total fell well short, however, of the two-thirds margin that would be needed to override a veto by President Barack Obama.

Cassidy is to face Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the co-sponsor of the Senate version of the bill, in a Dec. 6 runoff. She needs 60 votes for passage.

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