(Dina Cappiello – AP)
The Republican-controlled House is on track to easily pass a bill Friday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and this time, the Senate may follow.
The bill marks the ninth attempt by the House to secure approval of the pipeline, which has been repeatedly delayed by environmental reviews, legal challenges to its route and politics. Prior votes in the Senate on the issue have failed to get enough votes, but supporters said Thursday they were close to reaching that threshold.[...]
Even if the measure passes the Senate, it may hit a dead end at the White House, which has repeatedly issued veto threats on the bills to expedite or force the President Barack Obama's hand on the issue. Read more here.
Related: Obama Rejects Argument Keystone Will Add Jobs, Cut Fuel Cost (Bloomberg)