Senate Committee Debates Whether Keystone XL Is In The U.S. National Interest

By Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing Thursday to consider whether approval of Keystone XL, the proposed 1,660-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas, is in the national interest of the United States.

The State Department released its final environmental impact statement (FEIS) on Keystone in January, moving the decision on the pipeline into the hands of Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama. The administration is expected to make a national-interest determination in the coming months, possibly as soon as late May.

The Senate hearing produced few new insights, instead rehashing much of the …read more

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