President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan NPR, November 6, 2015. Image credit: aitoff Ending a process that has lingered for much of his time in the Oval Office, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. has rejected TransCanada’s application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said that “after extensive public […]
With last month’s midterm election, Americans are now turning their attention to major policy issues for the next session on Congress. The Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast is receiving renewed attention, especially as Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu fights to keep her Senate seat.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said on Wednesday that there is a “good chance” the new GOP majority will bring forward his energy efficiency bill as early as January. The efficiency bill, co-sponsored by Portman and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), came to the floor twice in the past year but failed both times due to stalemates between the two parti