Keystone XL Given Second Life
Congress wants decision on pipeline soon
Plans for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which were put on hold by President Obama in November, may have gained a second chance this week from Republican lawmakers in Nebraska and Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a payroll-tax bill, which is widely supported by Democrats, that included a provision to accelerate a decision on the pipeline. The move followed statements last week from Nebraska Republicans supporting Keystone XL under a revised route. President Obama has said that he will veto any move to accelerate the approval process. A version of the House legislation is now under consideration in the Senate.
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