Obama will Veto Keystone XL Pipeline, Stopping 110 mn tons of CO2 Annually

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” .

2 Responses

  1. I agree with Pres. Obama NO Keystone Pipeline.

    The Keystone Pipeline seems to think the world is going to continue use crude oil. Like whale blubber of the 19th century there goes crude oil. The Keystone Pipeline’s web page shares that this pipeline will make it possible for our oil companies and their refineries will be able to process oil from the Midwest and the West Gulf coast line. Crude oil is being phased out- why harm our land, air, water and life for a few greedy corporate oil companies? It is absurd. Oil prices are dropping because solar, wind, energy is taking over. The electric car is here to stay. Texas has over 15 million homes running on wind energy. Over 70% of Germany runs on wind and solar. If the USA wants to be part of the players on the world stage in the industry of energy- then why is this foolish idea of the keystone pipeline an issue? It is scary really; this pipeline could cause grave danger to our environment.
    I am ashamed on our Congress and Senate yet again. And seems to generate from the GOP- old ideas trying to keep up with the present and forget about the future- if it includes this dirty tar sands.

  2. Yesterday, the Nebraska Supreme Court gave a thumbs up to Keystone. In a month or two the State Dept. will do the same. So Obama and the new Republican led Congress are about to go toe-to-toe.

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