Friday, February 17, 2012

Keystone pipeline bill

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed an energy bill on Thursday that would wrest control of a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline away from President Barack Obama, who has put the project on hold.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Representatives of Keystone XL developer TransCanada Inc. supported his bill Thursday to allow the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to restart its review of a new pipeline route around the Sand Hills.
  • (Omaha World-Herald)
  • The U.S. House passed legislation that would force U.S. approval of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)'s Keystone XL pipeline and open Atlantic waters to offshore drilling over objections from the Obama administration.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House endorsed a plan Thursday to vastly expand oil and gas drilling off the nations coasts and force the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline -- all to help pay for a $260 billion transportation bill.
  • (Billings Gazette)
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated Tuesday Republicans would push for a vote on a transportation bill amendment that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment co-sponsored by McConnell, R-Ky., GOP Sen.
  • (Houston Chronicle)
  • The U.S. House of Representatives passed an energy bill late Thursday to wrest control of a permit for the controversial pipeline away from U.S. President Barack Obama, who has put the project on hold.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • Democrats failed to get a measure into the bill ensuring Keystone XL pipeline was designated for U.S. markets. The U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, is considering similar legislation that doesnt include the Keystone XL pipeline.
  • (United Press International)
  • Bill Cassidy (R-LA). Not only are we going to have mining Many Democrats support constructing the Keystone pipeline. I think Keystone will turn out differently than ANWR, Barton added.
  • (FOX News)
  • Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Republicans introduced legislation that would bar the Obama administration from using the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve unless TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline is approved.
  • (Businessweek)

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