The split between labor unions and the Obama administration may dampen the Labor Day celebrations of congressional Democrats, who are struggling to maintain their Senate majority.
The wife of a leading House Democrat owned stock in a top competitor to the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline while he raised red flags about potential conflicts of interest in the government’s review of the project, documents show.
The Billings Gazette apologized on Friday for their 2008 endorsement of Barack Obama for president in an editorial titled “Gazette opinion: Obama earned the low ratings.”
Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.) voted against the Keystone XL pipeline for the fourth time on Wednesday, pleading for more time for the project that has been delayed for over five years.
The number of accidents involving trains carrying crude oil, and the severity of those accidents, has skyrocketed as U.S. oil production takes off, highlighting the economic and human costs of restricting pipeline transportation capacity, Politico reported on Wednesday.
A pair of reports released this week by federal agencies bolster arguments by supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline that the administration’s failure to approve the project would produce more and deadlier environmental disasters.
The Washington Post on Monday published a profile of billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer that explored his transition from investor in massive fossil fuel projects to politically potent environmentalist.
New analysis from the State Department found that hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries could result from failure to build the Keystone XL pipeline and consequent reliance on rail transport.