U.S. President Donald Trump proposes dramatic overhaul of environmental approval process

Donald Trump, whose past as a New York real estate developer makes him no stranger to red tape, unveiled sweeping plans Thursday to overhaul the way the United States evaluates the environmental impact of major infrastructure and energy projects. The…

Keystone XL pipeline opponents point to North Dakota spill to bolster their argument

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota were making their case against a handful of water permits this week in a process so contentious that it is being extended to additional meetings next month. Now, those opponents are…

U.S. says it will complete environmental review for Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. government attorneys say the Trump administration plans to finish a new environmental review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada even if a federal appeals court throws out a lawsuit that blocked the project. U.S. President Donald Trump…

Canada’s ambassador to U.S. tries to head off concerns about Alberta’s oil output cut

Canada’s ambassador to the United States says he has done some pre-emptive diplomacy with the Trump administration on Alberta’s plans to force output cuts on its oil industry. David MacNaughton says no one in the U.S. government has raised Alberta…

Indigenous groups in U.S. say Trump illegally approved Keystone XL pipeline

Some Indigenous groups in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued the U.S.…