Bo Dizz. still opposes, of course:
“It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty” to approve the pipeline, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established.
… that would be that the route that was proposed, but was nixed by the Feds, ’cause it goes through….. a whole bunch of…. nothing.
The Keystone XL pipeline has undergone 3 years of review, but the State Department refused to grant a permit after pressure from environmentalists required the route through Nebraska to be changed.
The State Department, by the way, has NOTHING to do with environmental issues…. they’re just the uber-liberal ‘wrench’ that the lib.s have used to ‘throw into the works’.
Bipartisan consensus in Congress is bringing the pipeline back into the news. “The latest action happened Wednesday, when the House passed a measure to move the pipeline forward,” The Washington Examiner’s Byron York explained today. “Before the vote, Obama issued a veto threat.
“The House approved the pipeline anyway — by a veto-proof majority, 293 to 127.
“Sixty-nine Democrats abandoned the president to vote with Republicans. That’s a lot of defections.”