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02.05.15

Florida: The Benefits of U.S. Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Development in the Atlantic

Florida is projected to see an increase in spending, employment and contributions to its economy if Atlantic OCS oil and natural gas resources are developed.

 

02.05.15

Poll: 64 percent of Florida voters favor offshore oil and natural gas development

Nearly two-thirds of voters in Florida support offshore drilling for domestic oil and natural gas resources, according to this new poll.

 

02.04.15

Obama administration opens up southern Atlantic coast to offshore drilling - but restricts it in Alaska

The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling in U.S. coastal waters, announcing steps to open parts of the southeastern U.S. coastline for oil leasing while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off Alaska's North Slope.

 

02.02.15

Viewpoint: Americans support Keystone XL Pipeline

I was both encouraged and disappointed as I followed the recent U.S. House of Representatives' vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, which will carry 830,000 barrels of oil per day into Gulf of Mexico refineries from Canada.

 

01.29.15

Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Testing Obama

The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama is certain to veto in his first official clash with the new Republican-majority Congress.

 

01.09.15

House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

01.09.15

Nebraska court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline

Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn't have legal standing to do so. The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project.

 

01.06.15

First bill in GOP-run Senate seeks to approve oil pipeline

Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.

 

01.05.15

House Plans to Vote on Keystone XL Bill Friday

The US House of Representatives is planning to vote Friday on legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, It will be the tenth time since 2011 that the GOP-controlled chamber has passed measures approving the pipeline, which has been under review by the Obama administration for more than six years. The Senate is expected to begin consideration of a similar bill on Wednesday...

 

12.29.14

Let Keystone XL move forward

In his latest remarks on the Keystone XL pipeline President Obama repeated the dubious claim that the Canadian oil it will carry will be mostly shipped abroad with only "nominal" benefit for American consumers.