Saturday, March 31, 2012

Keystone Route Map

Take a look at the Keystone route map here.

For those who say there has not been a route for the pipeline. i.e. the White House Press Secretary said there was no Keystone pipeline route.

By MANU RAJU | 3/7/12 11:40 PM EST Updated: 3/8/12 2:32 PM EST

President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.

The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.

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A YouTube video of the White House Press Secretary saying the president did make phone calls to senators to KILL the bill that contained the Keystone pipeline construction approval.

Mar 08 2012 WASHNGTON — Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement responding to reports that the President is personally lobbying Democrat Senators to vote against an amendment that would approve the Keystone pipeline’s construction:

On Thursday, President Obama’s Senate Allies killed off amendment added to the highway bill that would have fast tracked the Keystone XL Pipeline.

President Obama was reported having made phone calls to several Senate Democrats to ensure that the amendment did not receive the 60 votes need to advance. The final vote was 56-42, with 11 Democrats crossing party lines (it should be noted that Senators Kirk (R-Ill.) and Thune (R-SD) were absent.

The amendment was sponsored by Senator Hoeven states that President Obama would have no role in such cross border permitting decisions since the pipeline starts in Canada. Senator Hoeven noted after the final vote that the measure received 11 crossover votes and would have received 58 votes, if all Republicans had been present to vote.

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