House Passes Keystone XL Bill


January 9, 2015 | Fuel Fix | Jennifer A. Dlouhy

We saw a lot of action on the Keystone XL pipeline today. A bill that approves the pipeline passed the House by a wide margin — 266 to 153. And, a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling upheld the route of the pipeline through the state.

While both of these actions push Keystone forward, that does not mean the drama is over. Dhouly writes, “The Obama administration reaffirmed Friday that the Nebraska ruling hasn’t altered its opposition to the House-passed legislation to immediately approve Keystone XL.”

As the debate over Keystone continues, it’s a good opportunity to ask what the pipeline would accomplish: