Environmental Review

The 2011 National Christmas Tree is lit

The Washington Post last week reported a leaked White House document that revealed a far-reaching set of proposals to streamline the environmental review process for infrastructure projects.

Senate Republicans Mark Anniversary Of Plan For Keystone XL Pipeline

The federal approval process for cross-border pipelines (and there are many) historically has taken 18 to 24 months, yet the White House says that more than six years isn’t enough time to determine whether the Keystone XL pipeline is in the national interest. Perhaps the State Department can help them out. On the need for… Keep reading →

President Obama Speaks At Southern Site Of The Keystone Oil Pipeline

Ever since the Keystone XL pipeline first started clearing environmental reviews by the U.S. State Department, opponents basically have been left with arguing that State missed one thing or another in an effort to drag out the federal review. Of course, the credibility of the tactic has suffered evaporation with each successful State review, now… Keep reading →