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Canada's Trudeau Expresses Disappointment In U.S. Decision On Keystone XL

Canadian Company TransCanada took a blow Friday when President Obama announced he was rejecting its request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have helped transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta to U.S. refineries. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment.

Obama Rejects Plans To Build Keystone XL Pipeline

After seven years of study, the Obama administration has rejected plans for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes on the eve of an international climate summit.

N.Y. Attorney General Investigates Whether Exxon Mobil Lied On Climate Change

Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.

Nebraskan Farmer Voices Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jenni Harrington, a fifth generation Nebraskan farmer, about the suspension of the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through her town.

Keystone XL Pipeline Company Asks U.S. To Pause Review Of Application

TransCanada has asked the State Department to suspend its review of its permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline Monday until Nebraska decides on its route.

5 Things To Know About The Keystone XL Pipeline

The Canadian company that had been pushing for approval to build the project is asking for a timeout in the review process. Here's what you should know.
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Simon Winchester: "Pacific"

A "biography" of the Pacific Ocean by the best-selling author of "Atlantic." A look at the historical, political and geographical forces that shape this unique body of water where East and West meet.


Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

Candidates' waning interest in the corn fuel shows that Iowa's role in shaping policy debates may be declining.

How U.N. Climate Negotiations Are Like Splitting A Bar Tab

Nearly 200 countries have delegates in Bonn, Germany, this week, trying to figure out how to fight global warming. They're at a difficult point — what the nations have pledged so far isn't enough.

With Abandoned Gas Wells, States Are Left With The Cleanup Bill

The bust of the coal-bed methane industry has left Wyoming responsible for the exorbitant cost of plugging thousands of wells. The price tag for dealing with deep oil and gas wells may be even higher.