Senate Moves to Force Action on Pipeline


The following article is from the NAFB News Service:

On Saturday, the U.S. Senate voted 89 to 10 for a legislative package that included language requiring the President to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. The language gives the President 60 days to approve or deny the project. If the President approves the project or fails to act, construction can begin outside of Nebraska. Nothing in the bill would set a timeline or force action in Nebraska until the state approves an acceptable route.

Senator Mike Johanns supported the bill, saying – while I don’t agree with every provision included in this package, I think reaching a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline will be an important boost to our economy by creating jobs and acquiring oil from an ally. The Senator remains concerned about the implications a long-term payroll tax reduction, included in the bill, would have on Social Security.

The House is expected to consider the bill this week.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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