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Keystone XL bill narrowly fails in Senate

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PostedNovember 18, 2014 by in International
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Keystone XL bill narrowly fails in Senate

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) failed to get the Keystone XL passed

Read this Nov. 18 Reuters story on the Keystone XL bill’s narrow defeat by the US Senate.

(Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly failed to pass a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, rejecting a measure the House of Representatives approved last week.

The vote count was 59-41 in favor, but 60 “ayes” would have been needed to assure passage. Fourteen Democrats voted for the bill, joining all 45 Republicans who voted to support the pipeline.

TransCanada Corp’s $8 billion pipeline would help transport crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, but is opposed by environmentalists.

Had the bill passed, it would likely have been vetoed by President Barack Obama.

READ MORE: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/11/18/us-usa-keystone-idUSKCN0J20EQ20141118

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  1.  
    nonconfidencevote

    The Republican Senate and the Republican congress will puch this through in the Spring. Obama will veto it. The Republicans will begin disassembling his beloved “Obamacare”.
    The President will have a change of heart.
    Keystone will pass.




  2.  
    nonconfidencevote

    I’d rather tarsands oil piped south than west.




  3.  
    myna lee johnstone

    funny faces!




    •  
      dan

      They look like the Kinder Morgan grimaces that were going around a week ago.

      I would rather see tar sands left as tar sands. in January oil will be $70 dollars a barrel. The price has to be around $100 to make the tar sands a viable project.




      •  
        nonconfidencevote

        Well, as much as I agree that I wish the tar sands would stay in the ground…….
        Oil companies have invested billions and they are not about to walk away from that investment. If the price of oil drops below 70/barrel. They will wait. The tarsand oil isnt going anywhere.

        Oil prices will eventually rise.
        Voila!
        Tarsands profitable again.





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