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House approves Keystone pipeline bill
Fox News ^ | 05/23/13

Posted on 05/23/2013 8:13:34 AM PDT by oxcart

House Republicans pushed through a bill Wednesday to bypass the president to speed approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas. Democrats criticized the legislation as a blatant attempt to allow a foreign company to avoid environmental review.

The bill was approved, 241-175, largely along party lines.

Republicans said the measure was needed to ensure that the long-delayed pipeline, first proposed in 2008, is built.

"This is the most studied pipeline in the history of mankind," said Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., the bill's sponsor.

"When is enough enough?" added Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif. "Five years? Six years? Ten years?"

But Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., called the bill a "reckless attempt to avoid environmental review." The bill would deem the project approved without a presidential permit, as required under current law, and with no further environmental review. The legislation also would limit legal challenges to the project.

The White House says President Barack Obama opposes the bill because it would "circumvent longstanding and proven processes" by removing the requirement for a presidential permit.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: energy; keystone; keystonexl; oil; pipeline
"This is the most studied pipeline in the history of mankind,"
1 posted on 05/23/2013 8:13:34 AM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

Anybody know if Reid will let it come up for a vote in the Senate?

2 posted on 05/23/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: oxcart

Yep, and the House also voted to REPEAL ObamaCare MANY TIMES.

What happens when this bill (or any bill passed by the House) reaches the Senate where Harry Reid is still the majority leader?

3 posted on 05/23/2013 8:16:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: oxcart

It doesn’t matter how much it’s been studied.

Liberals hate fossil fuels. Nobody wants to come out and say this, but, liberals don’t want a pipeline carrying oil.

If a pipeline could somehow carry wind and solar power, such pipelines would be okay.

It think is absurd, that, also, liberals won’t let us build any nuclear power plants. Nuclear produces zero of those “greehouse gases” liberals are concerned about.

Arguably, we are generating more electricity from coal fired power plants, and increasing their dreaded greenhouse gases, than we would be producing if only the liberals would let us build nuclear plants.

But in the zero tolerance world of the liberal, zero tolerance for anything related to fossil fuels, and zero tolerance for nuclear, overrides any common sense, or critical thinking about how we should generate energy.

4 posted on 05/23/2013 8:21:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: oxcart

Follow the money.

I’m no expert on oil or energy; But I understand not all refineries can use this type of oil.

Who owns the refineries that can ?

5 posted on 05/23/2013 8:23:17 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: maine yankee

“Follow the money.”

I recall having read that Warren Buffet owns the railroad that is transporting the goo in lieu of a pipeline. Sorry, I don’t have a link to provide.

6 posted on 05/23/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: bk1000

BNSF is the railroad in question. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Buffet’s Berkshire-Hathaway.

7 posted on 05/23/2013 9:03:37 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But the Looney Left loves wind mill power. This has been shown to kill some of this countries most precious animals: eagles and hawks.

And these devices have killed hundreds of thousands of birds.

If environmental wackos are truly against fossil fuels, they should stop driving cars, and ride bicycles and public transit.

But by the example of Al Gore, they would have to give up their private jets as well.

8 posted on 05/23/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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