Senate Democrats Block Keystone Pipeline Override
Democrats blocked the Keystone Pipeline again today.
Democrats want more gas shipped by rail car.
Multiple tanker rail cars carrying crude oil derailed in February in Fayette County, West Virginia, triggering explosions and a 100-yard-high flames.
The Hill reported:
The Senate failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, falling five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed in a 62-37 vote.
It’s the first time Congress has voted on whether to override a veto from Obama, and could be a sign of things to come with Republicans in charge of the House and Senate.
Here is the roll call.
The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.
Obama rejected the plan in 2011.
In February Obama vetoed legislation that approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Today Democrats blocked the project again.