Thousands have pledged to engage in civil disobedience and protests if the State Department's final National Interest Determination rules in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, The New York Times reports.
In less than 12 years from now, the United States will have the ability to supply 100 percent of our liquid fuel needs from right here in North America.
Inconceivable just a few years ago, the energy self-sufficiency now within our grasp means reduced reliance on fuel from less stable regions of the world – a development with profound implications for our economic security and geopolitical dynamics.
TransCanada has launched a new series of advertisements to make the case for approving the Keystone XL pipeline, highlighting the expected reliability of Canadian crude compared to energy from the Middle East, The New York Times
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer and other opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline gathered in Bradshaw, Neb. Sunday to dedicate a barn built in the project's expected path, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver on Monday used his first face-to-face meeting with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to praise the Keystone XL pipeline and to renew support for a joint effort to cut carbon from oil sands production.
Oliver would not discuss news reports that Prime Minister Stephen Harper last month offered a bilateral carbon reductions program in return for approval by President Barack Obama. Still, Oliver made it clear to reporters that he brought up both subjects at their meeting, which lasted about an hour.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider seven nominees for positions at the Interior Department and Energy Department today, representing a major reshuffle of leadership at the departments, The Hill reports.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the branch is moving forward with an initiative with the Agriculture Department to make more regular purchases of bulk biofuels to power naval aircraft and vessels, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed nine sites nationwide for Superfund designation, including a New York City industrial site once used to process radioactive substances, The Associated Press reports.
Marathon Oil announced it would invest $3.6 billion in new North American shale exploration, representing more than 60 percent of the company's $5.9 billion budget for new exploration, Houston Business Journal reports.
A group of business organizations led by Seventh Generation and the American Sustainable Business Council have launched a push for serious reform to the Toxic Chemical Safety Act, saying proposed improvements leave regulatory authority too weak, The Hill reports.
Canada's Fortis Inc., an investor-owned natural gas utility, will purchase Arizona-based UNS Energy Corp. for $2.5 billion, representing an effort by Fortis to grow its market capacity, Bloomberg reports.
Organizing for Action, the advocacy group formed from President Obama's reelection campaign, has launched a petition to support the administration's recent change to the "social cost of carbon" metric used to calculate the benefit of regulations, National Journal reports.
The European Commission is said to be planning an investigation into the U.K.'s offered price guarantee for a new EDF nuclear power plant to make sure it's consistent with European Union competition rules, Reuters reports.