11 Senate Dems Push Pipeline Approval
Thu Apr 10, 2014 04:04 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and scope" and has taken longer than reasonably justified, the senators wrote to the president.

Approval of the pipeline is needed to ensure pipeline operator TransCanada does not miss another construction season, the senators' letter said.

But politics likely is a larger factor. Six of the Democrats who signed the letter face challenges this ...

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