Pressing the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada CEO Russ Girling called on President Obama and his administration to consider the economic and security concerns of rejecting the project, The Washington Post reports.
Secretary of State John Kerry is set to meet with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird for a bilateral policy meeting that will include discussion on energy and the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's office answered a lawsuit filed by three landowners challenging an amendment to the state's pipeline siting law, contending the provision is constitutional, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., clarified remarks that appeared to diminish the Keystone XL pipeline's role in climate change, saying he meant climate change policy needs to be bigger than rejecting the project, The Hill reports.
Sen. John Kerry on Thursday pledged to subject the Keystone XL pipeline to a full environmental review process if he is confirmed to head the State Department, though he declined to say whether he would block the project.
"It will not be long before that (review) comes across my desk and at that time I'll make the appropriate judgments about it. But it does require -- we are responsible for the environmental review and there are specific standards that have to be met with respect to that review," Kerry said during his Senate confirmation hearing.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.