Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Congress’s Chance to Protect Our Coasts

Courtesy of NRDC. By Valerie Cleland, Lauren Kubiak Congress holds hearings this week on offshore drilling in both the House and the Senate. Offshore oil and gas leasing poses a threat to our coastal economies and the health of our ocean. Citizens, local communities, and elected officials from both parties recognize this danger and … [continued]

114th Congress Opens With Wrangling About Keystone XL

As newly elected members took their seats in Congress yesterday for the first time, Washington’s almighty kerfluffle about the Keystone XL pipeline resurfaced. Here’s some background. Calgary-based TransCanada proposed several years ago to send oil from the Canadian tar sands terminal at Hardisty, Alberta, via a small-diameter Keystone pipeline routed … [continued]