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Keystone XL Pipeline Defeated By Senate

Niki Hashemi |
November 18, 2014 | 5:35 p.m. PST

Web Producer

The final vote was too close for comfort (@cspan/Twitter)
The final vote was too close for comfort (@cspan/Twitter)
On Tuesday evening, the Senate did not get the 60 votes it needed to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The vote came close with 59 votes approving the construction and 41 votes rejecting it.

The Keystone Pipeline XL was brought to public attention in 2008 when TransCanada opted for permission to construct a 1,179-mile pipeline which would carry oil down from Canada into the United States.

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Earlier this year, the State Department said that the project could create about 42,000 jobs in the first year and earn $2 billion.

Even if the bill was passed, however, allowing the construction of the pipeline, the White House noted that President Obama would immediately veto it.

Read more at CNBC.

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