08 Feb '12, 12am

House Committee Approves Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline

For Immediate Release, February 7, 2012 Contact: Noah Greenwald, (503) 484-7495 House Committee Approves Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline Amendment Requiring Oil to Be Sold Domestically Fails, Republican Lawmakers Admit Dirty Tar Sands Oil Would be Sold on Global Market WASHINGTON— The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation today that would force the issuance of a permit to construct the Keystone XL pipeline within 30 days, reversing President Barack Obama’s rejection of the controversial project. The legislation is expected to be incorporated into larger energy and transportation legislation and could see a vote on the House floor next week. An amendment that would have required the oil to remain in the United States, proposed by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), failed. “This legislation forcing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline isn’t about jobs or natio...

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