Remember Keystone XL? Delayed Pipeline Back In The Spotlight
House Republicans just approved a bill to fast-track approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, reigniting a long-simmering political debate.By Matt Picht | November 14, 2014
A years-old political conflict has gained new life this week, after the House passed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. A Senate vote on the issue is expected to follow shortly.
But it's been a while since the pipeline was in the political spotlight. So in case you're a little lost on the fine details of this debate, here's a quick refresher about what Keystone XL is, how it got so controversial, and where the pipeline stands today.
The Keystone Pipeline system is a series of oil pipelines run by TransCanada, which mainly connects oil in Alberta to refineries and distribution plants in the U.S. Two stages of the project are already complete, and a third is almost complete.