Emboldened Reps. Introduce Keystone Pipeline Bill

Law360, New York (January 24, 2012, 7:35 PM EST) -- A Texas congressman introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday that would allow Congress to directly approve the controversial Keystone Pipeline XL project, turned down by the Obama administration last week and opposed by environmental groups.

The legislation follows the release Friday of a legal analysis by the Congressional Research Service concluding that Congress has the authority to act based on its powers to regulate trade with other countries.

H.R. 3811, titled the Keystone For A Secure Tomorrow Act (K-FAST), was introduced by...
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