GOP's Latest Attempt to Push Through Keystone Pipeline Fails

The GOP's pet project has been thwarted yet again. As CBS News reports:

The Senate has voted down a Republican-backed amendment that would have authorized construction of the Keystone Pipeline from Alberta to the Midwest and Gulf Coast.

The amendment to the transportation bill now being debated in Congress, which was put forth by North Dakota Republican Senator John Hoeven, needed 60 votes for passage.

Fifty-six senators voted in favor, while 42 were opposed. Eleven Democrats voted in favor of the measure, along with every Republican present. Two Republicans did not vote.

The GOP is unwilling to let Obama get away with a win and to let down their Big Oil cronies. Since Obama rejected the Keystone, the GOP has been trying to slip it into every piece of legislation they can think of -- so far, with no luck. And sadly, they're not likely to give up trying any time soon.

If you're wondering who the Dems are that crossed over to try and help out the GOP and Big Oil, here's the (not all that surprising) list:

  1. Max Baucus (Montana)
  2. Mark Begich (Alaska)
  3. Bob Casey (Pennsylvania)
  4. Kent Conrad (North Dakota)
  5. Kay Hagan (North Carolina)
  6. Mary Landrieu (Louisiana)
  7. Joe Manchin (West Virginia)
  8. Claire McCaskill (Missouri)
  9. Mark Pryor (Arkansas)
  10. Jon Tester (Montana)
  11. Jim Webb (Virginia)


AlterNet / By Tara Lohan

Posted at March 8, 2012, 12:32pm

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