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The U.S. Senate rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed to run from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, in a Tuesday evening vote. The motion needed 60 votes in favour to pass. The bill failed after 59 senators voted in favour and 41 were against. Prior to the vote, 59 senators had publicly voiced support and the hunt was on for the 60th vote needed to advance the measure
45 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted to approve Keystone XL pipeline bill; 0 Republicans and 41 Democrats voted against the measure that Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., had pushed - @NBCNews
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
I would have thought with the drop in oil prices that even keeping the tar sands going might not be feasible .Without a pipe line the rail will have to upgrade and that will also be costly . The pipe line is the cheapest way to move the stuff but aside from getting it passed they still might have other things . No easy solutions it seems. There was talk of running a pipe line to the east too .
Railroads and Rival Pipeline Firms Are Making the Keystone Pipeline Less Necessary.
In fact, the Keystone XL has long ceased to have any meaningful relation to the world of oil.
originally posted by: amfirst1
a reply to: canucks555
Actually George Soros and Adelman are celebrating. The prefer to profit from their foreign oil and coal investments imports over America. That's why the pour millions into Democrats campaign.
Houston, Texas, August 3, 2006 - Bechtel Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that they were awarded a contract by Motiva Enterprises LLC (jointly owned by Saudi Refining, Inc. and Shell Oil Company) to provide engineering, procurement, and construction services for a proposed 325,000 barrel per day (BPD) refinery expansion at its Port Arthur, Texas, facility