Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

Keystone Pipelines Had Severe Spills While XL Was Under Consideration

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer TC Energy, the company behind the now-defunct Keystone XL pipeline, had a “worse than the national average” five-year oil spill record, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Monday. The energy company’s pipelines dumped nearly 12,000 barrels of oil in two major spills alone as it was trying […]

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Colonial Pipeline is Back Up and Running, EPA Issues Waivers to Stabilize Markets

Colonial Pipeline is Back Up and Running, EPA Issues Waivers to Stabilize Markets

Colonial Pipeline announced Wednesday evening that it would relaunch after it was shut down for five days due to a cyberattack. Still, shortages in the southeast linger, and environmental advocates worry that an easing of regulations on fuel vapor restrictions may do more harm than good. 

Why This Matters: The Colonial incident highlights two significant issues facing the U.S. energy sector.

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Michigan Moves to Shut Down Pipeline, Tensions Rise Between US and Canada

Michigan Moves to Shut Down Pipeline, Tensions Rise Between US and Canada

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Keystone XL isn’t the only oil pipeline under threat of having its permit revoked. A battle is ramping up in Michigan, where Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered Calgary-based Enbridge to shut down a nearly 70-year-old pipeline that carries millions of barrels of crude oil beneath the Great Lakes each day. Indigenous communities […]

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Joe Biden Plans To Repeal Keystone XL Permit on First Day in Office

Joe Biden Plans To Repeal Keystone XL Permit on First Day in Office

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer President-elect Joe Biden is expected to implement an executive order to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office. The story broke in CBC news, though they did not identify their sources. Apparently “Rescind Keystone XL pipeline permit” was written on a transition briefing note […]

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Biden Commits to Rescinding Keystone XL Permit–Spelling the End for the Pipeline

Biden Commits to Rescinding Keystone XL Permit–Spelling the End for the Pipeline

To put it bluntly, the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline has been a 12-year catastrophe. From when the pipeline (stretching from Alberta to Nebraska) was first proposed in 2008, to when it was vetoed by President Obama in 2015, to the Trump administration’s fractured attempt to reinstate construction, the pipeline has been the embodiment […]

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During a Global Pandemic, Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline Continues

During a Global Pandemic, Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline Continues

by Zoey Shipley Though there was a brief moment of victory for indigenous communities in the legal battle against Dakota Access Pipeline just last month, developer TC Energy got a surprise go-ahead for construction this week on their Keystone XL Pipeline. Thanks to the provincial government of Alberta, Canada (where the pipeline originates), the company […]

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