Keystone XL pipeline chances dim in U.S. Senate as King says 'no'

Climate advocates and representatives from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota protest against Keystone XL pipeline at Senator Landrieu's house in WashingtonBy Timothy Gardner and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tuesday in passing a bill to approve the oil pipeline from Canada after one lawmaker they hoped might be a “yes” said he would vote against the project. “Congress is not – nor should it be – in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project,” Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine, said in a news release. The Senate is expected to vote as early as 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday. …

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