Senate Dems Introduce Longshot Bills To Tackle Keystone Pipeline Problems

By Kate Sheppard

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced two bills on Thursday related to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The first would require any oil pumped through the pipeline to stay in the United States. The second, co-sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), would require pipeline operators transporting tar sands oil crude to pay into a federal oil spill clean-up fund.

The first bill gets at a point of contention for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, who have argued that much of the oil shipped down to refineries in Texas will be exported abroad rather than supporting …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green


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