Cenk Uygur | (The Young Turks) —
“The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that President Obama plans to veto a newly introduced pro-Keystone XL bill if it passes the Senate, the Associated Press reports.
Senators John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, and Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, introduced a bill on the Senate floor Tuesday that would immediately approve the Keystone XL pipeline for construction. The bill was introduced with 60 co-sponsors—54 Republicans and six Democrats—totalling the number of yes votes needed to approve the bill with a filibuster-proof majority, The Hill reports.
Hoeven told Bloomberg Businessweek that an additional three senators intend to vote in favor of the bill, bringing the total yes votes to 63. If true, the bill would still need another four votes to override a potential presidential veto.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola break it down.”
The Young Turks: “Keystone XL Pipeline Is GOP’s Number One Priority, Obama Readies His Pen”
See also “Someone owes Bill McKibben an apology over the Keystone pipeline” .