Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline As Promised
Less than two weeks after the Republican-led Congress signed off on the Keystone XL pipeline bill, President Obama vetoed it Tuesday.By Cliff Judy | February 24, 2015
President Obama made good on his promise to veto the Keystone XL pipeline in yet another standoff with the Republican-led Congress.
We're less than two weeks removed from the GOP signing off on the pipeline, which they argue would create tens of thousands of construction jobs. The president and other Democrats have maintained that's a misleading figure and that the oil would benefit foreign interests. (Video via The Washington Post)
Democrats have also pointed to environmental effects and climate change as reasons to not build the pipeline, which would extend from Canada's tar sands to refineries in the Gulf Coast in Texas where the oil could be processed. (Video via CNN)