Keystone XL pipeline supported by U.S. House
TransCanada submits new pipeline route through Nebraska
The Associated Press
Posted: Apr 18, 2012 7:37 PM ET
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012 7:33 PM ET
Legislation that would allow TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives — a move the White House has vowed to shoot down.
Republican Senator John Cornyn from Texas shows his enthusiasm for the Keystone XL pipeline on his lapel during a news conference in Washington in March. Republican Senator John Cornyn from Texas shows his enthusiasm for the Keystone XL pipeline on his lapel during a news conference in Washington in March. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)
The move comes on the same day TransCanada announced it has submitted a proposal to Nebraska officials for a new route through the state for the disputed pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline project was included as part of a larger bill passed by the House that finances road projects through stopgap measures.
But the White House has vowed to veto the legislation because it mandates the construction of the Alberta-to-Texas oil pipeline that U.S. President Barack Obama earlier blocked.
Republicans, who control the House, added the requirement to build the Keystone XL pipeline project, but the White House argues such a requirement would bypass long-standing practices on how to approve cross-border pipelines......................http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012 ... ne-us.html