WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting on Monday he expects a decision on whether to allow the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin told reporters.
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The Obama administration won’t be rushed into making a decision – yes or no – on the Keystone XL pipeline, despite new, intense and public pressure from the Canadian government, which now says any decision is better than more delay.
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When President Obama nominated Janet Yellen to be the next Chair of the Federal Reserve Board the praise he offered was similar to what had already poured in from around the country. In their assessments of Ms. Yellen’s long career, Congressman, editors, and academics have underscored how her prescience and caution distinguish her from the reckless overconfidence that have plagued her male colleagues at the Federal Reserve.
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Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the Canadian government welcomes the support from top business leaders who have written to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
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The heat is on for ethanol, as the oil industry lobbies the Obama administration to lower the ethanol-gas mandate for 2014, but the folks in Iowa, for one, want to keep it because it’s one of the leading producers of ethanol.
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The U.S. is the most fully developed petroleum transport nation – we have crude oil, natural gas, gasoline, and diesel and jet fuel in transit 24/7/365 – mostly in pipelines. Lives lost are rare and environmental damage while awful at leak locations is a tiny amount of the total product moved.
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President Barack Obama has said that he will not approve plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico if there is a possibility that it could negatively impact the environment through increased carbon emissions.
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The White House on Wednesday announced it was clearing out its in-box for liquefied natural gas export licenses by signing off on plans for a terminal in Lake Charles, La. The third such measure could lead to the delivery of as much as 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas to foreign markets for the next 20 years. The Obama administration has made a low-carbon economy a centerpiece of its second-term agenda. Republican critics of the president said his green plans are hurting the economy. This time, it’s the president’s own party expressing concerns about his decisions.
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President Barack Obama will use Phoenix, Arizona as a backdrop to tout his administration’s accomplishments in the housing recovery and to admit that more work needs to be done, according to a White House release.
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WASHINGTON – A White House official says President Barack Obama is telling the State Department it should not approve the Keystone XL pipeline unless it is sure the project will not increase greenhouse gas emissions.
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