#10752702 at 2020-09-23 08:22:10 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13761: Assange a Journo? Edition
Resignations in the news 9/21/2020 & 9/22/2020 - part 2
Everyman Cinemas CEO Crispin Lilly resigns from boutique cinema chain
Life sciences investor Casdin resigns from Exact Sciences board of directors
Norfolk Shipyard CO Is 4th Navy Leader to Be Fired in a Month
Georgia State University President To Step Down
Sarmanian announces his resignation plans
INDIANOLA MAYOR KELLY SHAW RESIGNS
Edwards to resign from City Council
Holy Cross President Boroughs To Step Down
Westerly Board of Finance Chairman Kenneth Swain resigns
SGA Chief Justice resigns, new nomination up for confirmation
Geisinger staffer fired after accessing patient information
Solid Waste GM resigns but may stay on board as replacement is sought
Shardad Djahangiry resigns as Yorba Linda's boys water polo, swimming coach
School board attorney retiring after 50 years
Top San Diego official Kris Michell submits letter of resignation
Nursing home administrator, nursing director resign
Discovery Center Executive Director resigns
North Huntingdon emergency management coordinator resigns
Morton teacher resigns after district investigates possible inappropriate relationship with a student
TC Energy CEO RussGirling retiring with Keystone XL pipeline still unfinished
Citywire AA-rated PM resigns from French asset manager
#5977271 at 2019-03-30 15:02:18 (UTC+1) Q Research General #7644: "Do You Want to Play a Game?" Edition
Trump tries fresh approach with long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new permission for TransCanada Corp to build the long-delayed Keystone pipeline for imports of Canadian oil, replacing his previous permits in a fresh attempt to get around the blocking of the $8 billion project by a court in Montana.
In granting the permission in an executive order, Trump revoked a previous permit for the pipeline issued in March 2017 and an executive order approving the project he issued two days after taking office in January that year.
It was not immediately clear whether under the new approval the pipeline, which would carry 800,000 barrels per day of crude from Canada's oil sands to refineries along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, would have to undergo extensive new environmental reviews.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been pending for more than a decade after environmental reviews and after former President Barack Obama rejected the project saying it would do little to benefit U.S. motorists and would contribute to global warming.
Friday's permission was the latest move in the Trump administration's pursuit of what it calls "energy dominance," or maximizing production of oil, gas and coal for domestic use and exports to allies and trading partners. The administration has rolled back environmental regulations on emissions from power plants and vehicles and opened up federal lands to drilling and mining. RussGirling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer, said in a release that Trump "has been clear that he wants to create jobs and advance U.S. energy security and the Keystone XL pipeline does both of those things."
The pipeline faced numerous legal hurdles after several environmental groups sued the U.S. government over the 2017 presidential permit, and Keystone has been held up in the courts, most recently in Montana.
Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for Montana blocked construction of the pipeline in November last year.
Morris wrote in his ruling that a U.S. State Department environmental analysis "fell short of a 'hard look'" at the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions and the impact on Native American land resources.
The head of the Sierra Club green group said Trump was trying to bypass "bedrock" environmental laws for the benefit of a foreign pipeline company. "We will continue to pursue every available avenue to ensure that this pipeline is never built," said Michael Brune, the club's executive director.
Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners said in a note that Trump's new permit might end delays related to further environmental review called for by the court, but that the project still faces hurdles in states it goes through including multiple water quality permits in South Dakota.
#5975538 at 2019-03-30 09:09:02 (UTC+1) Q Research General #7642: End of the Week Wrapup Edition
President Trump issues new permit for Keystone XL pipeline construction
President Donald Trump issued a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday in an attempt to undermine recent moves by a Montana court to block the project.
The controversial TransCanada Corporation's Keystone XL pipeline was first proposed under President George W. Bush but then later stopped by President Barack Obama, whose administration cited potential pollution concerns. In one of the first big moves of his presidency, Trump overturned Obama's decision and said it would benefit the economy. The president approved the development with an executive order.
More than 10 years after it was first proposed, the pipeline continues to face backlash from environmental groups and lawmakers over its potential to contribute to global warming.
The pipeline would move 800,000 barrels of crude oil daily from Canada down through the Central Plains to the Gulf Coast. Because the pipeline moves across borders, it requires a presidential permit.
An AP map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension route.
(AP) An AP map shows the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension route.
TransCanada Corporation celebrated the decision in a statement.
"President Trump has been clear that he wants to create jobs and advance U.S. energy security and the Keystone XL pipeline does both of those things," said RussGirling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "We thank President Trump for his leadership and steadfast support to enable the advancement of this critical energy infrastructure project for North America."
"The magnitude of the work on this project has been extensive. The Keystone XL pipeline has been studied more than any other pipeline in history and the environmental reviews are clear - the project can be built and operated in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way," Girling said.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said they were "pleased" with Trump's action.
"We're pleased to see action that will help clear the way for development of the Keystone XL pipeline," Christopher Guith, Acting President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute said in a statement. "The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most studied pieces of infrastructure in American history."
But Anthony Swift, director of the Canada project at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) underscored concerns that the pipeline "would drive dangerous climate change."
"The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was a bad idea from Day One and it remains a terrible idea. If built, it would threaten our land, our drinking water, and our communities from Montana and Nebraska to the Gulf Coast," Swift said.
"President Trump is once again showing his disdain for the rule of law. Last time the president tried to ram this permit through he lost in court. We are going to continue to fight this dangerous tar sands pipeline proposal."
#832674 at 2018-03-29 21:16:19 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1033: HRC 2.12.09 Very BAD! Edition
RussGirling, President of TransCanada, is right behind me, and I'm going to have him say a few words. I know, Russ, you've been waiting for a long, long time. And I hope you don't pay your consultants anything because they had nothing to do with the approval. (Laughter.) You should ask for the hundreds of millions of dollars back that you paid them because they didn't do a damn thing except get a no vote, right?
#832347 at 2018-03-29 20:41:28 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1032: Jeff Sessions to the Rescue Edition
>>832338 RussGirling, President of TransCanada, is right behind me, and I'm going to have him say a few words. I know, Russ, you've been waiting for a long, long time. And I hope you don't pay your consultants anything because they had nothing to do with the approval. (Laughter.) You should ask for the hundreds of millions of dollars back that you paid them because they didn't do a damn thing except get a no vote, right?
#832338 at 2018-03-29 20:40:32 (UTC+1) Q Research General #1032: Jeff Sessions to the Rescue Edition
This might be very important regarding Keystone
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