Senate wraps up one month of work for the Koch Bros and TransCanada with passage of KXL bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, the Senate passed S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, by a vote of 62-36. A similar bill passed the House three weeks ago. Differences between both versions must be reconciled by both chambers before the legislation can move to the President’s desk. President Obama has already threatened to veto it.
Friends of the Earth’s Climate and energy associate Luísa Abbott Galvão issued the following statement:
After nearly a month of debate on this doomed bill, Republican leadership has succeeded in showcasing their denial of climate science and dutiful devotion to oil money. Their employers — American taxpayers — have legitimate grounds to wonder why the Senate just spent an entire month of the legislative year delivering favors to the Koch brothers and a Canadian oil company. That kind of behavior would get regular middle-class Americans fired from their jobs.