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On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.



Shale Boom Sends U.S. Crude Supply to Highest Since 1930s

The U.S. is stockpiling the most crude since the Great Depression, thanks to the shale boom that has boosted production to the most in 26 years.



Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."



Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decision

The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.



Why Shale Development is So Important to U.S. Consumers

The importance of shale development seems like a no brainer to most, providing economic prosperity, jobs and energy security for our future. But what it has also done, and which has been rarely mentioned, is provide enough natural gas to ensure our economy didnít take a huge step in the wrong direction following this winterís blistering cold...



Hydraulic Fracturing

Whenever you hear someone trying to scare people by claiming that hydraulic fracturing pollutes drinking water or causes earthquakes, point them to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. Earlier this week, the former petroleum engineer told a House committee that hydraulic fracturing "can be done safely and responsibly."



U.S. Taps New Energy Sources, And Potential Geopolitical Clout

The recent oil and natural gas boom in the U.S. is paying major dividends for Washington's geopolitical clout. Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, the U.S. is awash in domestic energy, which is having a ripple effect globally.



Video: Shale Reduces Costs for American Consumers (Energy In Depth)

Oil and natural gas development from shale is slashing energy costs for American consumers - from lower gasoline prices to reduced home heating bills.



How American energy independence could change the world

The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.



INFOGRAPHIC: Shale Development Reduces CO2 Emissions

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), U.S. carbon emissions are at their lowest level since 1994 - thanks in large part to American shale development.