US Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill

March 4, 2015 8:46 PM

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US Senate fails to override Obama's veto of Keystone pipeline bill

The TransCanada Corp. pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day of mostly Canadian oil sands crude to Nebraska en route to refineries and ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast. It has been pending for more than six years.

Republicans support building the pipeline, saying it would create jobs. Obama has questioned Keystone XL's employment impact and raised concerns about its effects on climate change.

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