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2013-08-02 20:20:13

Environmental Resources Management lied to State Department about conflict of interest WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action announced today that it will soon engage with the more than 200,000 members of the "We Love Our Land" Facebook community about the conduct of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), key State Department contractor. As reported by Bloomberg Businessweek, new research by Friends of the Earth and the Checks...

2013-08-01 16:23:03

OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Building Trades is very pleased by the TransCanada Corporation announcement of the Energy-East Project; Director of Canadian Affairs Robert Blakely said "This is the sort of job that proves that a pipeline is a conduit that connects high paying jobs in one region of Canada to high paying, long term and sustainable jobs in other Canadian Regions.  At the same time as providing this job bonanza it changes the game for refiners in Central...

2013-08-01 12:21:44

Proposed $300M Marine Terminal Represents first Major Regional Investment Directly Linked to the Energy East Pipeline Project SAINT JOHN, NB, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Following TransCanada's announcement today to proceed with the development of the Energy East Pipeline that will transport western Canadian crude oil to Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John, Irving Oil and TransCanada announced they will form a joint venture to develop and construct the new Canaport Energy East...

2013-07-29 16:26:39

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions, issued the following statement today regarding President Barack Obama's recent interview with the New York Times: "America's Building Trades Unions were disappointed to see that the President chose to minimize the importance of jobs for construction workers and to use employment figures promulgated by special interests and activist billionaires rather than his own...

2013-07-16 12:23:23

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Keystone XL pipeline will raise gasoline prices in the United States, hiking prices at the pump 20 to 40 cents per gallon in the Midwest, with no long-term economic benefit to the U.S. economy, says a new report by Consumer Watchdog. The report finds that: Drivers, especially in the Midwest, would pay 20 cents to 40 cents more at the pump if the disputed pipeline were built, as the current discount of up to $30 a barrel...

2013-07-08 12:21:40

Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member accepted at least $1.1 million from coal, oil and gas SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean energy philanthropist Tom Steyer, President of CE Action, today challenged U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to donate to charity the $1,135,792.00 in campaign contributions he has received throughout his career from fossil fuel interests. Vitter is ranking member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. On June 27,...

2013-07-03 23:22:05

Recent research indicates that Texas wind farms cause more heating and climate change than would the Keystone XL Pipeline; consequently prospects of the President approving Keystone look brighter for thousands of jobless Americans. Based on US State Department parameters, Keystone is calculated to potentially contribute just 0.00002 °C in 50 years, while Texas wind Farms have been shown to have increased local temperatures by 1°C, at the same time requiring inordinate amounts of...

2013-06-19 12:22:32

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from across the U.S., joined by 350.org, Friends of the Earth, Sierra Club, Greenpeace and other leading environmental groups, together with Bay Area community activists, will step up the call on the Obama administration to reject approval of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline with a colorful march and rally at the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday, June 20. The event will be hosted by National Nurses United (NNU), the nation's...

2013-05-30 08:23:01

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that it has acquired Big Country Energy Services Inc., and its affiliated operating companies (collectively, "Big Country"), a North American oil and gas pipeline and facility construction services company headquartered in Calgary, Canada. The Company also has construction offices in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as well as in Wyoming and North Dakota. Big Country's services include: oil,...

2013-05-16 16:22:05

National Association of Chemical Distributors testifies that small businesses will benefit from pipeline WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) testified before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade of the House Committee on Small Business regarding the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. NACD supports construction of the pipeline, as it will have a direct and beneficial impact on small...