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Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Posted February 11, 2015

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— The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.
The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has enough votes to overcome a veto.
The vote caps weeks of debate on a top priority for Congress after the GOP took control last month. Supporters are already planning on using other means to secure the pipeline's approval.
First proposed in 2008, the Keystone XL pipeline would connect Canada's tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries.
Republicans argued it was a jobs bill that would boost energy security. Democrats said it was a gift to the oil industry that would worsen global warming.


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  • Floyd Bridges Feb 11, 2015
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    Those who against this bill are FOR American energy dependence from sources in the Middle East. BTW, only some of the oil will come from Canada. Much of it will come from the Bakkan oil field in North Dakota.

    Folks, petroleum-based energy will be fueling our economy for generations. Wind and solar will ever only amount to at most 20% of our energy needs.

  • Jason Conaway Feb 11, 2015
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    Yes, hope Osama stops job production and the potential for cheaper gas. We, or should I say some have a President (He isn't my President) who is more worried about a global warming hoax than he is about saving human lives by supporting abortion! Liberal are a disease and they are slowly destroying America!

  • Sammy Macloud Feb 11, 2015
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    Hope Obama does what he promised on this.