19 Dec '11, 9pm

Here's @billmckibben's take on the latest on Congress and Keystone XL #noKXL

About 48 hours ago, I told you we’d have a clearer picture of what was going on with the pipeline fight in 48 hours. I was wrong, mistaken, and also incorrect. As it stands now, things in Washington couldn’t be muddier. The Senate, with the White House’s consent, passed a payroll tax cut plan with a rider attached that would have forced a speedy review of Keystone. That sounds bad -- except that spokespeople from the Obama administration said quite bluntly that if they were forced to do a quick review they’d deny the permit. That sounds good -- except that now the Tea Party caucus in the House has decided they don’t want the payroll tax cut, and they do want the Senate to come back to DC for more talks, and…you get the drift. At least for the moment, Keystone is flotsam on the unchartable tides of DC politics. We’re monitoring it as closely as we can, and if anything defin...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/48-hours-laterthe-lates...

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