GOP Senators Seek Keystone Amendment Vote

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 4:28 PM EST) -- Senate Republicans planned Monday to propose an amendment to the transportation reauthorization bill that would allow TransCanada Corp. to construct the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, said a spokesman for Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

The amendment, which will also be backed by Sens. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. and John Hoeven, R-N.D., is similar to the three senators’ recently proposed legislation, which would have allowed Congress to approve the Keystone extension despite President Barack Obama's Jan. 18 rejection of the project. Supporters of the pipeline claim it will bring in...
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