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Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Material Risks: How public accountability is slowing tar sands development (pdf) By: Tom Sanzillo (IEEFA), Lorne Stockman (Oil Change International), Deborah Rogers (Energy Policy Forum), Hannah McKinnon (Oil Change International), Elizabeth Bast (Oil Change International), and Steve Kretzmann (Oil Change International)

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Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents Press Their Case in Courts

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson for the Associated Press: The Cheyenne River Sioux on Thursday asked a federal judge to stop the work while a lawsuit filed earlier by the tribes proceeds. Attorney Nicole Ducheneaux said in court documents that the pipeline “will desecrate the waters” that the Cheyenne River Sioux rely on. Energy Transfer […]

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U.S. Pipeline Companies ‘Struggle to Contend’ With Populist Uprising

Christopher N. Mathews for the Wall Street Journal: Pipeline companies are bracing for a new round of volatile protests by environmentalists and other activists in the U.S., a sobering reality that is tempering the industry’s excitement over President Donald Trump’s moves to revive the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects. Even as they cheer the […]

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‘Do We Need All These Pipelines? No’

Lynda V. Mapes and Hal Bernton for the Seattle Times: Trump’s embrace of pipelines is welcomed by the oil industry, particularly in Canada, where producers have been buffeted by weak markets, low prices and concerns about the climate risks of expanding production from massive oil-sands deposits. Behind the politics and pushback looms this question: Is […]

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On the Blogs: Oil and Construction Aren’t the Only Job Sectors

Chip Colwell for TheConversation.com: On his fourth day as U.S. president, Donald Trump penned executive orders to advance construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Project pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. A week later, there were reports the new administration has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to grant an easement that will allow completion […]

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IEEFA Op-Ed: Investors Should Steer Clear of the Keystone Pipeline

IEEFA Op-Ed: Investors Should Steer Clear of the Keystone Pipeline

Superfluous, High-Risk Infrastructure the Markets Cannot Support

The oil industry is in trouble, beset by bankruptcies of junior companies, write-downs by major producers, and canceled or drastically delayed projects across the board. The last thing it needs is the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which President Trump this week moved to resurrect after only five days in office. If the president gets the […]

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Owner of Dakota Access Pipeline ‘Goes Silent’ in Hopes of Averting Further Scrutiny

Tim Loh for Bloomberg News: Energy Transfer Partners LP got a boost on Tuesday when President Donald Trump threw his weight behind its controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. While rival TransCanada Corp. promptly commented on Trump’s similar show of support for the Keystone XL crude pipeline, Energy Transfer went quiet. Reached by e-mail Wednesday, the […]

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The Risk in Pipeline-Project Bluster

Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic: While it may be easier to restart Keystone XL legally, none of that project is built, and there’s no guarantee that it ever will be. The Dakota Access pipeline, meanwhile, sits idle at 80-percent completion. It is closer to being done. It also has, legally, much further to go. Dakota […]

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Trump’s Easier-to-Keep Promises Include Letting Keystone Pipeline Proceed; Reviving Coal Industry Is on the Hard-to-Do List

Binyamin Appelbaum and Robert Pear for the New York Times: President-elect Donald J. Trump made many sweeping promises on his way to victory on Election Day. After he takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, here are five of the most difficult and five of the easiest promises to keep: THE DIFFICULT ONES Prevent […]

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On the Blogs: Trump Runs Risk of Suffering LBJ-Like ‘Credibility Gap’ on Energy Markets

John H. Cushman Jr. for InsideClimate News: Judging by the brief discussion of energy policy on Donald Trump’s White House transition website, what he’d like to change about the Obama approach is everything. Presented below are our expectations for Trump’s Top Ten list—along with some evidence about how complicated it might be to achieve these […]

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Election Outcome Means ‘Much Work to Do’ for Pipeline Opponents

Ernest Scheyder and Valerie Volcovici for Reuters:The surprising victory by Native American and environmental groups in September to delay the Dakota Access Pipeline may turn out to be short-lived, after Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election. Trump backs measures to speed energy industry development and upgrade the country’s oil and gas infrastructure. […]

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