The multimillion-dollar campaign to market Canadian oil in the U.S. was hard to miss. The Maple Leaf was plastered on the walls of subway stops in Washington, D.C., and it popped up in all sorts of American publications with messages like, "America's Best Energy Partner," and "Friends and Neighbors."
While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, pipelines across the U.S. are booming every week. Lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation's domestic oil network.
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline appealed to Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday in their latest effort to overturn the state law that allowed former Gov. Dave Heineman to approve a route through the state.
U.S. President Barack Obama made good Tuesday on a threat to veto a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, bringing the two sides in the long-running controversy to a rare point of agreement: their battle is far from over.
With a major decision on the Keystone XL pipeline looming in Washington, the project faces yet another snag in the place where opposition to it began -- Nebraska. Opponents there say they may have stalled it for more than a year.