We just got this news from Politico Pro that Senate Republicans have officially put forward an amendment to the transportation bill to try and reverse President Obama’s Keystone XL rejection and revive the pipeline zombie. Here’s the report:
Senate Republicans officially filed an amendment Monday afternoon to the transportation bill that would authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment is sponsored by Sens. John Hoeven, Mitch McConnell, Richard Lugar, David Vitter, Mike Johanns and Orrin Hatch.
“Congressional approval of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is not acceptable,” said Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, the International Program Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council.” It will create a bad process rushing approval on a tar sands pipeline while the route for the pipeline hasn’t even been determined yet and the environmental review process remains incomplete.”
The next 24 hours are going to be a crucial time to show that the American people are sick and tired of this Senate circus and want Congress to stand with President Obama and kill the pipeline zombie once and for all.
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