TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, spent $1.05 million to lobby Congress and the administration last year, about 24 percent more than it spent in 2012, records filed with the U.S. Senate show.
U.S. environmental groups called on the State Department’s inspector general to investigate what they called “illegality and/or abuse of authority” in the department’s review of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline.
A decision on whether to let TransCanada Corp. build its Keystone XL pipeline should be delayed until the State Department’s inspector general examines potential bias in the agency’s review, U.S. lawmakers said.
Opponents of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline said protesters will sleep outside the site in Washington of the final public hearing on the project to ensure they get a seat tomorrow while a rally is held outside.
Actors Kate Winslet and Kenneth Branagh led the list of U.K. honors handed out today by Queen Elizabeth II. Carphone Warehouse Group Plc Chairman Charles Dunstone and Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird also won recognition in the awards to mark the queen’s birthday.