The department released its environmental impact statement on the project, which would transport 830,000 barrels of oil daily from Alberta's tar sands to refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast. There are 30 days for public comments.
Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.
"When all is said and done, the most telling thing that people will remember is that at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 1, the Republicans shut down the government."
"It is clear ALEC is working in secret to push state policies in an extreme right direction, but working families are standing up to this agenda."
A Chicago Earth Day rally protested construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat tar sands oil poses to freshwater, air and climate. It was one of scores of actions held across the country.
Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.
A community environmental organization will participate directly in investigating the disastrous Aug. 6 fire at Richmnd, Calif.'s Chevron refinery.
Richmond's residents live amidst five refineries, three chemical plants and eight superfund sites, in a county that produces the most hazardous materials.
A recent poll offering a snapshot of Florida voters found that they back the President's decision to end deportations of DREAM Act-eligible youth. They also support some broader, more sweeping reform.
In what seems to be part of a steadily increasing effort to find, Los Angeles will become the largest city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.