Keystone XL veto stands
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a vote of 62-37, Senate Republican leadership failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. The National Interest Determination process is nearing completion and the State Department is expected to make its final recommendations to President Obama in the coming months.
Friends of the Earth President Erich Pica issued the following statement:
It was always clear that Republican leadership didn’t have the votes to override President Obama’s veto, but they decided to push forward anyway. Americans have grown weary of Congress spending so much time and money on cynical theatre to appease Big Oil. Republican leadership has now wasted months of debate, posturing on issues that don’t impact the real challenges of our time.