Senate finally passes Keystone, but Obama’s veto looms

McClatchy: The Senate passed a bill approving construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, setting up a showdown with President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto the measure. Thursday's vote culminated six years of intense debate over the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, designed to ship Canadian oil sands crude to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Senate passed the measure 62-36, with nine Democrats joining all Republicans in voting in favor. An almost identical bill already passed......

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