09 Mar '12, 12am

Zombie pipeline! Senate narrowly kills Keystone XL — for now

Zombie pipeline! Senate narrowly kills Keystone XL — for now

The Senate today voted down legislation that would have paved the way for the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline — barely. Eleven Democrats joined 45 Republicans to vote in favor of the project, ignoring lobbying from President Obama himself. But the measure needed 60 votes to move forward, so despite support from the majority, it died. Rest assured, however, that we haven’t seen the last of this undead monster. Keystone first got a bullet in the chest in January, when President Obama, rushed by GOP leaders to make a decision, rejected the proposal . Apparently he forgot to take the headshot: Later that month, Republicans in Congress started introducing bills that would get the pipeline approved despite lack of cooperation from the White House and lack of a set route across the Great Plains. In February, Republican leaders attached Keystone to transportation bill...

Full article: http://grist.org/oil/zombie-pipeline-senate-narrowly-kill...

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