Old cars peel and rust but seem to maintain a certain dignity. Many homes and abandoned farms dot the prairies in a sort of no-man's-land between Morgan, Montana and Orkney, Canada. (Michael Williamson/The Washington Post)

Our colleague Juliet Eilperin offered an excellent addition to our Keystone XL project in this Montana piece that ran July 9 in The Post’s print editions.

“The fact that Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has fought so hard for the Keystone XL pipeline underscores the changing politics of oil: A global commodity has become a local issue,” she writes.

Check out the full story here.