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  • Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

    MATTHEW DALY Associated Press|Updated Feb 2, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists' hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the heart of the U.S. The State Department reported no major environmental objections to the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which has become a symbol of the political debate over climate change. Republicans and some oil- and gas-producing states in the U.S. — as well... Full story

  • Indian lands may hold future to energy security

    MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

    Indian leader: Unleash energy on tribal lands WASHINGTON — To achieve energy independence, the United States should focus on tribal lands with vast untapped supplies of coal, natural gas, oil and wind, the leader of the nation's largest Indian organization said Thursday. Jefferson Keel, president of the National Congress of American Indians, said tribal lands contain about 10 percent of U.S. energy resources, but provide less than 5 percent of national energy production. He blamed bureaucratic obstacles that prevent tribes...

  • Obama signs law for Indian tribes black farmers

    MATTHEW DALY Associated Press

    President Barack Obama pauses to speak with with Rep. George Butterfield, D-N.C., after signing the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 which settles long-standing lawsuits by African American farmers and Native Americans against the federal government, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, part of the White House complex, in Washington, Wednesday. The act also authorizes $1.15 billion for black farmers who say they were discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON...