Keystone XL fails to move in Senate

Keystone Construction, Texas Image Credit: Sarah. A.Miller, AP

The Senate voted against legislation to force the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday in a close vote. The legislation missed the filibuster-proof 60 vote majority by just one vote. The outcome of the vote will not help the bill’s sponsor Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) reelection bid against Rep. Bill Cassidy (R) in a runoff race for her Senate seat.

The Obama Administration did not explicitly say if the President would have vetoed the bill. A similar bill is likely to be introduced and passed when the new Senate Republican majority is installed.

Read more at the Washington Post.