Fight For Keystone Pipeline To Go Another Round
Republicans are gearing up for another showdown over the Canada-to-Texas Keystone pipeline, pushing a bill that would compel approval of the project after President Obama denied a critical permit.
The Obama administration has not killed the pipeline. Rather, Obama claimed last month that Republicans did not give his administration enough time when they pushed for a permitting decision within 60 days — the president denied that permit, presumably sidelining the issue at the height of campaign season as the company TransCanada scrambles to reapply.
But Republicans, who have assailed Obama’s decision as bad for the economy and bad for energy security, want to get the project back on the rails.