GOP Bill Would Force Obama's Hand On Oil Sands Pipeline

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 8:31 PM EST) -- A group of U.S. Senate Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to make a decision about TransCanada Corp.'s controversial $7 billion oil sands pipeline that would run from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., was lead sponsor for the North American Energy Security Act that would require the U.S. Department of State to grant a permit the Keystone XL Pipeline project within 60 days unless the White House declared the pipeline "not in the national interest," according to the legislation.

The act, which has over...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.