Tag Archives: Keystone XL.

Where the Real Jobs Are – NYTimes.com

2 Jan

The Republicans believe they have President Obama in a box: either he approves a controversial Canadian oil pipeline or they accuse him of depriving the nation of jobs. Mr. Obama can and should push back hard.

This is precisely the moment for him to argue the case for alternative fuel sources and clean energy jobs — and to lambaste the Republicans for doubling down on conventional fuels while ceding a $5 trillion global clean technology market (and the jobs that go with it) to more aggressive competitors like China and Germany.

via Where the Real Jobs Are – NYTimes.com.

U.S. to Delay Decision on Pipeline Until After Election – NYTimes.com

10 Nov

The proposed project by a Canadian pipeline company had put President Obama in a political vise, squeezed between demands for secure energy sources and the jobs the project will bring, and the loud opposition of environmental advocates who have threatened to withhold electoral support next year if he approves it.

via U.S. to Delay Decision on Pipeline Until After Election – NYTimes.com.

Rancor Grows Over Planned Oil Pipeline From Canada – NYTimes.com

28 Sep

The State Department concluded last month that the project, Keystone XL, would cause minimal environmental impact if it is operated according to regulations, and the proposed operator, TransCanada, has said the nearly 2,000-mile line would create 20,000 jobs in the United States.

And just what ARE the chances that the pipeline will be operated according to regulations?

Opposition groups around the country, though, said the federal study did not consider the effects of a major spill, while supporters said the nation’s economy had continued to worsen through summer and fall, making Keystone XL all the more crucial.

via Rancor Grows Over Planned Oil Pipeline From Canada – NYTimes.com.