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Keystone Pipeline Deal Closer

The vote for the pipeline extension was closer to passing then ever before: 56 yea; 42 nay. Only 60 votes are needed to pass the pipeline addition. A key issue in the upcoming election; the Obama administration is backing the construction of the pipeline when/if it is re-routed bypassing some sensititve areas in Nebraska. As Reuters reports, “Obama has supported construction of the southern leg of the pipeline, and his administration will assess a new route around an environmentally sensitive area of Nebraska once it has been identified, White House spokesman Clark Stevens said.”

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