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TransCanada acquiring land in Nebraska for Keystone XL oil pipeline: spokesman

TransCanada is now acquiring land in Nebraska for its planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, aimed at shipping incremental volumes of Western Canadian barrels to the US Gulf Coast for local refining and also providing options for exports, spokesman Terry Cunha said Wednesday.

"The process [of land acquisition] just started last week," Cunha said in an email, adding that it's still early stages but "overall those discussions with landowners are going well."

The need to acquire new "easements" -- handing over long-term access to land without transfer of ownership -- came after the Nebraska Public Service Commission decision, which approved an alternate route, he said.

In November, the NPSC upheld its decision to allow TransCanada to build the 830,000 b/d Keystone XL pipeline system on an alternate route.

The Nebraska regulators approved the 'mainline alternative,' which heads east sooner towards the existing Keystone pipeline and parallels it for 96 miles.

More: https://www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/houston/transcanada-acquiring-land-in-nebraska-for-keystone-10384839
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 05:03 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/26/18

'Fox & Friends' Couldn't Get Trump Off The Phone

The three couch-hosts of 'Fox & Friends' couldn't get a word in during the President's half-hour filibuster on live television.

Dr. Ronny's Boozey Scandal Grows Worse

Trump's pick to run the VA withdrew his nomination today amid growing outrage over his on-the-job alcohol use.

Big Furry Hat: Michael Cohen Edition

By the power of hat, Stephen declares a new law for Trump's legal team.

Late Show Updates Its Wardrobe At Fashion Week

'Late Show' writer Ariel Dumas finds inspiration for the show's outdated merchandise line by heading to New York Fashion Week.

Superman Can't Save Scott Pruitt

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's way too much of taxpayers' money being spent by Scott Pruitt!

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 03:58 AM (11 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump Celebrates Melania's Birthday by Ranting to "Fox & Friends"

President Trump calls into "Fox & Friends," vaguely mentioning Melania's birthday and rambling incoherently as the anchors try and end the uncomfortable conversation.

Grandpa Trump Calls Fox & Friends

This is what happens when grandpa’s telling the same stories again and you can’t get him off the phone.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:31 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Kanye West Ignites a Debate About Racism

Kanye West implies that black people are overly sensitive about racism, prompting Roy Wood Jr. to highlight recent acts of bigotry in the U.S.

Kanye West's MAGA Meltdown - Between the Scenes

Trevor tries to wrap his head around Kanye West’s MAGA meltdown.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:24 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Goes on Fox & Friends and Freaks Out About Michael Cohen: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at President Trump freaking out about the various criminal investigations around him during a rambling interview on Fox & Friends.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:13 AM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Kanye West's MAGA Hat, Wax Melania Statue - Monologue - 4/25/18

The Tiny Voice in the Back of Donald Trump's Head: You're the Best at This

Seth shows off some new technology that can hear the tiny voice in the back of Donald Trump's head.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 27, 2018, 12:07 AM (1 replies)

Wind, solar deliver stunning 98 percent of new U.S. power capacity in January, February

Renewables to provide 69 percent of new capacity by March 2021, as dozens of coal plants are retired

Solar and wind power was responsible for a remarkable 98 percent of all new U.S. power generation capacity that came online in the first two months of 2018.

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) latest “Energy Infrastructure Update,” the overwhelming majority of new power plants set up in January and February were renewable energy projects.

As FERC reports, during these two months, 1,568 Megawatts of wind and 565 MW of solar power capacity were put into service — along with just 40 MW of natural gas.

While President Trump and Energy Secretary Rick Perry have been promoting policies that favor fossil fuel generation over renewables, FERC reports that most of the big new renewable energy projects came online in states that voted for Trump.

More: https://thinkprogress.org/wind-solar-deliver-stunning-98-percent-of-new-u-s-power-capacity-in-january-february-abc373e272d6/
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 05:42 AM (6 replies)

Court rules against Trump administrations delay on car efficiency fines

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot delay a regulation that increased automakers’ fines for cars that violate fuel efficiency standards.

In a brief order that did not explain its reasoning, the New York City-based 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a July action by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that indefinitely delayed the increased penalties under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program.

The three-judge panel of the court said it would issue a fully explained opinion “in due course.”

The decision is the latest in a string of court defeats in the Trump administration’s attempts to roll back or delay various Obama administration environmental efforts, including in methane emissions, energy efficiency and other areas.

“The fuel efficiency standards penalty rule is a common sense measure that would protect consumers’ pocketbooks while reducing the carbon emissions that harm our health and drive climate change,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D), who participated in the lawsuit that led to the ruling, said in a statement.

“Today’s court order is a big win for New Yorkers’ and all Americans’ health and environment. As we’ve proven again and again, when the Trump administration puts special interests before public health and our environment, we’ll take them to court — and we will win.”

More: http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/384415-court-rules-against-trump-admins-delay-of-car-efficiency-fines

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 05:18 AM (1 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Hank Azaria: 'The Right Thing To Do' With Apu

'Brockmire' star Hank Azaria shares his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Apu, the Indian-American character he voices on 'The Simpsons.'
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:30 AM (2 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 4/25/18

Macron Breaks With Trump In Front Of Congress

French President Emmanuel Macron used his address to a joint session of Congress to distance himself from Trump on nationalism, climate change and the Iran deal.

A Scandal A Day Keeps The Doctor Away From The VA

Once described as 'the most unethical person I have ever worked with,' the White House doctor Trump nominated to head the VA is facing an uphill battle.

Kanye West, Trump's Secretary Of Dragon Energy

The two men most famous for loving themselves decided to branch out and try loving each other.

The Red Carpet Outside The French State Dinner

There was a black tie dress code for the mostly white guest list.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Apr 26, 2018, 04:03 AM (2 replies)
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