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#1 Draggingtree

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:46 PM

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TransCanada to move forward on Keystone XL’s southern leg


Posted on February 27, 2012 at 11:57 am by Puneet Kollipara in Canada, Keystone XL, North America, Oil, Oil Sands





TransCanada Corp. announced today it would build its Keystone XL oil pipeline in two phases as it prepares to file a new application for U.S. approval of a cross-border permit.

The Calgary-based company announced it would proceed with building the segment from Cushing, Okla., to Gulf Coast refineries in Texas, citing the need to alleviate an ongoing supply glut in the oil-terminal city. The company also said it would soon reapply with the State Department for a presidential permit for the pipeline’s border-crossing segment from Canada through the Great Plains.

TransCanada CEO Russ Girling said the company’s $2.3 billion Gulf Coast segment would need regulatory approvals but not from the State Department. He said TransCanada hopes to finish that part by the end of 2013.

He said TransCanada, which has aimed to have the entire Keystone XL pipeline online by early 2015, also hopes the State Department will expedite the new permit’s approval due to three years’ worth of information from the previous application. The State Department has said it’s unclear how much of that information it can actually use.

The move by TransCanada had been expected ever since the Obama administration rejected a permit in January but left the door open for a new application.

The State Department said a Feb. 21, congressionally imposed decision deadline, didn’t allow enough time for studying alternative routes that would avoid Nebraska’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region, which sits atop a massive drinking-water aquifer.

Residents had raised concerns about the pipeline’s possible impacts, including a possible spill, on their land and water supplies. TransCanada vowed to reapply with a new route in the state. Posted Image
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#2 Draggingtree

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 11:39 AM

Remember the Keystone XL Segment Pres. Obama “Fast-Tracked”?


Not so fast ...
Posted by Steve Maley (Diary)
Friday, June 1st at 5:04PM EDT
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EPA has concerns for pipeline near coast

HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is concerned that permitting for the southern segment of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could be insufficient and has asked for a more extensive review.
An official in the EPA’s region that oversees Texas [*] wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saying 61 water crossings near Galveston are too large for the broad permits being pursued. The official wants an environmental review that includes a public comment period.
The letter, written in November, was released today.[**] The corps says it’s reviewing TransCanada’s permit request. Posted Image Read More http://www.redstate....a-fast-tracked/ Posted Image

#3 SrWoodchuck

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

Remember the Keystone XL Segment Pres. Obama “Fast-Tracked”?


Not so fast ...
Posted by Steve Maley (Diary)
Friday, June 1st at 5:04PM EDT
17 Comments
EPA has concerns for pipeline near coast

HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is concerned that permitting for the southern segment of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could be insufficient and has asked for a more extensive review.
An official in the EPA’s region that oversees Texas [*] wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saying 61 water crossings near Galveston are too large for the broad permits being pursued. The official wants an environmental review that includes a public comment period.
The letter, written in November, was released today.[**] The corps says it’s reviewing TransCanada’s permit request. Posted Image Read More http://www.redstate....a-fast-tracked/ Posted Image

Draggingtree

This needs to have it's own ad....played on a loop until January 2013. The EPA as Obama's cudgel, needs to be defunded & deregulated.

#4 Draggingtree

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:33 PM


Remember the Keystone XL Segment Pres. Obama “Fast-Tracked”?


Not so fast ...
Posted by Steve Maley (Diary)
Friday, June 1st at 5:04PM EDT
17 Comments
EPA has concerns for pipeline near coast

HOUSTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is concerned that permitting for the southern segment of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could be insufficient and has asked for a more extensive review.
An official in the EPA’s region that oversees Texas [*] wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers saying 61 water crossings near Galveston are too large for the broad permits being pursued. The official wants an environmental review that includes a public comment period.
The letter, written in November, was released today.[**] The corps says it’s reviewing TransCanada’s permit request. Posted Image Read More http://www.redstate....a-fast-tracked/ Posted Image

Draggingtree

This needs to have it's own ad....played on a loop until January 2013. The EPA as Obama's cudgel, needs to be defunded & deregulated.

SrWoodchuck -- Wonder why no one is talking about this, I agree Mitts need to run this (ad) in all the states affectived by the pipeline venture.





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