08 Mar '12, 11pm

Ok, this made me smile. Big oil was utterly certain people power would lose.

Ok, this made me smile. Big oil was utterly certain people power would lose.

Another attempt to revive the Keystone XL pipeline zombie failed in the Senate today, despite a massive lobbying campaign from Big Oil to force approval of the project. The fossil fuel industry was so convinced that their bribery was going to pay off, that minutes after the vote in the Senate, industry front group, the American Petroluem Institute, sent out a press release celebrating that Sen. John Hoeven's amendment to approve the pipeline had passed. "Bipartisan Senate majority approves building Keystone XL pipeline" crowed the title of the release, which went on to congratulate the Senate for takign a "bold step" in approving the project. One small problem. The amendment actually failed. API quickly realized their mistake and a few minutes later, sent out a corrected version of the press release, deleting the title that mentioned the legislation and making the quick ed...

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