While the legal fight hinges on the pipeline's new route, risks below ground remain the same.
A 2011 Nebraska law prevents the state's Public Service Commission from factoring pipeline safety and leaks into its decision.
It's the end of the line for the Keystone pipeline (probably), but not for battles over tar sands and climate.
President Obama's handling of the Keystone Pipeline is just the latest in a series of moves by the administration that position America to lead negotiations—in spite of domestic denialism.
Despite a majority of Americans supporting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, powerful protests by environmentalists won the day.
In North Dakota’s oil boomtowns, rape, sex trafficking, and domestic violence rates are spiking, with American Indian women suffering the most. Now tribes along the Keystone XL pipeline route worry that the violence could be headed their way—and tribal police may be unable to stop it.
Resistance to a proposed oil tanker route off British Columbia’s lush northern coast is about more than NIMBYism.
Our neighbor to the north’s once-celebrated record of environmental science research and climate change policy has been thoroughly turned on its head over the past decade. And tense negotiations over the Keystone XL pipeline may have damaged Canada’s relationship with the U.S.