Senate Passes Keystone Bill
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Jan 29, 2015 04:32 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, although there isn't enough support to override a likely presidential veto, as the 62-36 vote was five votes short of a supermajority. Nine Democrats joined 53 Republicans to vote for the bill.

The Senate rejected a handful of amendments to the bill, including a proposal to create a national renewable electricity standard requiring 25% of power to come from renewable sources by 2025, and an amendment to require TransCanada to pay into the oil-spill trust fund, among other amendments.

The proposed pipeline has faced ...

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