Soaked with contributions from oil and gas interests, members of Republican-controlled House easily approve tar sands pipeline project

With members who receive large financial backing from oil and gas interests playing the dominant role, the House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday evening which would force the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Having already been approved by the Senate, the passage sets up a promised veto of the measure from President Obama as it heads to his desk.

Published in Stop Global Warming
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

White House: Obama would veto Keystone bill

President Obama would veto a bill that would allow for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the White House said Tuesday.

"If this bill passes this Congress the president wouldn’t sign it," said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

The White House’s announcement comes the Republican-controlled Congress was being sworn in – and whose members have pledged to pass a bill authorizing the pipeline’s construction.

Published in Stop Global Warming
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Here's How Senators Voted on the Keystone Bill

The pipeline's proponents fell one vote short Tuesday night.

Published in Stop Global Warming
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

Senate Narrowly Defeats Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday defeated a bill, 59 to 41, that would have approved the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rebuffing a Democratic colleague, Senator Mary L. Landrieuof Louisiana, who had hoped to muscle the legislation through in advance of her uphill runoff election fight back home.

Published in Stop Global Warming
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 00:00

House, Senate Dems feud over Keystone

House Democrats are not happy that their colleagues in the Senate are “playing a game” to help boost Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in her uphill December runoff by pushing through legislation that would greenlight the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Published in Stop Global Warming

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