26 Dec '11, 7pm

As Keystone XL victory looms, a ‘top enviro’ games out how to lose via @grist

As Keystone XL victory looms, a ‘top enviro’ games out how to lose via @grist

Some guys just don't know how to win gracefully. Over at Rolling Stone , Jeff Goodell has a piece gaming out scenarios for the Keystone XL pipeline. It's worth a read. Just to briefly recap: There was a cut in payroll taxes. It was set to expire at the end of the year, thus raising taxes on the middle class. Congress wants to extend the payroll tax cut, but they've been squabbling about what to include in the extension bill (Republicans are trying to jam in all kinds of unrelated "riders"). Facing disaster, the Senate finally agreed to a two-month extension, to allow some time to work out the bigger issues. The bill they approved contains a rider that would force Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days. Everyone expected the House to vote it through as well. Then House GOP radicals rebelled, Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) did as he was to...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-12-26-keystone-xl-vict...

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