Senate Won't Approve Keystone Pipeline Without Obama's OK

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 7:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly defeated a measure to advance the Keystone XL pipeline without President Barack Obama's blessing for the controversial project, also squashing proposals to expand offshore drilling and delay emissions standards for industrial boilers and incinerators.

Senators turned down a slew of energy-related amendments to the transportation bill, including one offered by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to ban exports of crude oil transported on the 1,700-mile Keystone pipeline — or any gasoline or other petroleum products made from the crude — without...
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