House Panel Backs Bill To Speed Up Keystone Pipeline

Law360, New York (June 15, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel approved legislation Wednesday that would speed up the permitting of a planned $13 billion pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to refineries in the United States.

In a voice vote, the House subcommittee on energy and power passed the North American-Made Energy Security Act, H.R. 1938, which would force the U.S. Department of Energy to take action on the Keystone XL pipeline’s presidential permit by Nov. 1. Approval came less than two weeks after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
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