Opponents Decry State Dept. 'Bias' On Oil Pipeline
October 4, 2011, 11:08 AM
Environmental groups are asking President Barack Obama to reject what they call State Department "bias" in favor of a proposed oil pipeline from Canada. The groups want Obama personally to decide on a Canadian company's plan to pipe oil from tar sands in western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
A letter signed by environmental and public interest groups cites internal State Department documents that the groups say demonstrate an overly cozy relationship with executives of Calgary-based TransCanada. The groups are especially concerned about the role played by TransCanada executive Paul Elliott, a former aide in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's 2008
The State Department has authority over the 1,700 mile pipeline because it would cross the U.S. border, traveling through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
7/29/2015 1:58 PM
An Allegiant Airlines pilot declared a fuel emergency and had to land at a North Dakota airport even though the airport was closed for the Blue Angels...
8/2/2015 1:35 PM
The name of a Colorado man who died in a motorcycle crash Friday has been released and another fatal crash Saturday has taken the life of an Ohio man.
8/3/2015 6:16 AM
On Friday night, a deputy collided with a motorcycle while making a U-turn to stop another motorcycle that was speeding.
7/30/2015 1:12 PM
Traffic on I-90 was backed up for a couple of hours as crews worked to clear the scene near Okaton.
8/3/2015 11:33 AM
At approximately 12:30 a.m., Mobridge Police said a woman fought free from an attempted kidnapping.