US Senate panel greenlights Keystone pipeline

Committee ranking member Senator Maria Cantwell (L) and committee chairman Senator Lisa Murkowski listen during a session of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Capitol Hill January 8, 2015 in Washington, DCWashington (AFP) – A US Senate panel gave its stamp of approval Thursday to the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up debate next week on the contentious project President Barack Obama has vowed to veto.

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