Keystone Bill On The Way: Will Obama Veto?

Keystone Bill On The Way: Will Obama Veto?

Senator John Hoven (R-ND) plans to file legislation to gain approval for the Keystone Pipeline. Fox News reports that the bill has bipartisan legs, noting “Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., with support from Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, is introducing the bill, which is effectively the first major order of business for the 114th Congress.” While the bill seems to be gaining traction from both parties and chambers, many are concerned that the President will veto the bill once it hits his desk. According to Fox News, Press Secretary Josh Earnest declined to offer an official response until the White House has had an opportunity to review the language. Rather, Earnest “reiterated that Obama believes the pipeline would have a ‘nominal impact’ on gas prices and has concerns ‘about the impact it could have on carbon pollution.’”

The President’s persistent preoccupation with environmental concerns could very well lead to his veto of this legislation. While many Americans understand and even share these concerns, a growing number of citizens believe in the ability of this great nation to preserve and protect nature while simultaneously creating infrastructures, such as the Pipeline, that will produce jobs and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.

 

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