The US Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the Keystone XL pipeline as Democrats chose their pro-environment base over an old friend -- embattled Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu.
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is being viewed as a possible key vote as the U.S. Senate decides whether or not to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. The more than 1,100-mile pipeline is proposed to carry up to 830,000 barrels of oil through the Midwest and into Gulf of Mexico ports for refinement
Congress inched closer Friday to a possible showdown with President Barack Obama over the Keystone XL oil pipeline as the Republican-controlled House approved the project. Supporters in the Democratic-run Senate predicted they will get the 60 votes needed to pass it next week
Even before the new Senate is seated, the $8 billion Keystone XL Pipeline is a hair's-breadth from becoming a major triumph for its bipartisan supporters. All it needs is a commitment from two more on-the-fence Democratic senators -- and Florida's Bill Nelson is one of the targets.... Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) pushing for it hard against the wishes of President Obama...
Without much fanfare, the United States has now met its own domestic natural gas needs, while also becoming the world's No. 1 exporter of natural gas. At the same time, Americans still consume far more oil than our currently available domestic resources can supply.
Ret. Commander Tom Garcia (Vets4Energy Chaiman): "We need to drill for more oil to stay on road to energy independence"
Without much fanfare, the United States now meets its own domestic natural gas needs, while also becoming the world's No. 1 exporter of natural gas. At the same time, Americans still consume far more oil than our domestic resources can supply.