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Apr 10, 2013 ... Now, the Sierra Club and other environmental groups are pushing for Obama, rather than Congress, to have final authority on the question, but that probably reflects the fact that Democrats had control of both chambers of Congress when the Sierra Club was suing over the Alberta Clipper pipeline decision.


Feb 24, 2015 ... This post has been updated. President Obama vetoed a bill authorizing the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday, carrying out a threat to reject one of the first measures the Republican-led Congress sent to the president's desk. " Because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive ...


Feb 24, 2015 ... The veto of a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline is only the third veto of Obama's presidency. ... Under an executive order signed by President George W. Bush, the State Department is reviewing the proposal to determine whether it's in the national interest, although Obama can ultimately override the ...


Nov 6, 2015 ... President Barack Obama rejected a permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline on Friday, handing a major victory to green activists in the defining environmental .... in the Senate to join the 63 that already support the Keystone so that we can override the president's veto and approve the project congressionally.


Feb 24, 2015 ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override Obama's veto. Republicans would ... As we have previously reported, Republicans made approving the Keystone XL pipeline one of their top priorities when they took control of Congress in January.


Nov 6, 2015 ... President Barack Obama has accepted Secretary of State John Kerry's recommendation that the U.S. reject the Keystone XL pipeline.


Mar 4, 2015 ... WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Obama 's veto of a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bipartisan majority of senators were unable to reach the two-thirds vote required to undo a presidential veto. The vote was ...


Nov 18, 2014 ... Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana after the Senate voted down the Keystone XL pipeline bill. .... to muster a filibuster-proof 60 votes to pass the pipeline in the next Congress, but they are still likely to fall a few votes short of 67, the number required to override ...


Feb 24, 2015 ... President Obama on Tuesday vetoed legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rebuffing the new Republican-led Congress ... the Keystone bill until Tuesday to prevent Obama from rejecting it while they were away from Washington on recess, and they will now attempt to override ...