Moments ago, the U.S. State Department issued a presidential permit for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, seven years after it was initially commissioned.
The initial meeting on the legislation, also the first in the Republican-controlled Senate, was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was canceled after Democrats objected.
Pipes lay near Swanton, Nebraska ahead of the Keystone XL pipeline construction. (Photo/shannonpatrick17 via Flickr) WASHINGTON — Despite a veto threat from the White House, a key Senate committee is expected to advance a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline closer to a Senate vote. The initial meeting