White House Blasts GOP Bill To Advance Oil Pipeline

Law360, New York (July 25, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The White House said Friday that Republican legislation requiring the Obama administration to take action on a permit application for a planned $13 billion oil pipeline by Nov. 1 was unnecessary and could derail the review process.

The North American-Made Energy Security Act, H.R. 1938, would force President Barack Obama to grant or deny a permit application for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline within 30 days of the release of the project’s environmental impact statement, or no later than Nov. 1. If approved, the pipeline would...
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