Obama’s Rejection Of Keystone XL Points To Political Motives


By: Brigham A. McCown Pipelines are among the safest modes of transporting hazardous materials across long distances and the rules regarding construction are clearly mandated through regulations. In the case of the Keystone XL pipeline, we have seen a routine infrastructure project turned into a political farce. TransCanada has been waiting over six years to obtain necessary …

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Republicans Vow Continued Fight on Keystone After Rejection


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other congressional Republicans vowed not to give up on legislative efforts to get the Keystone XL pipeline approved, but analysts said there was little they could do after President Barack Obama announced Nov. 6 that the administration rejected TransCanada Corp.’s application to build the project. Obama’s decision makes …

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DOE Report Reveals Cracks in U.S. Energy Infrastructure


In early October, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a report examining different weaknesses in the nation’s current energy infrastructure system. The report focused specifically on energy sectors in relation to global climate change, and highlighted severe vulnerabilities for existing energy infrastructure. According to the study, climate change has already been responsible for severe, threatening …

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