Keystone Pipeline Now In Congressional Hands?
Only two fistfuls of days after President Obama shut the door on the Keystone Pipeline project, it appears that The House Of Representatives and Speaker Of The House John Boehner may be kicking that door back open.
On Sunday, Speaker Boehner spoke with ABC’s Jake Tapper on “This Week” saying:
“All options are on the table. If it’s not enacted before we take up the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act, it’ll be part of it,”
The Keystone project would extend an oil pipeline from Canada through the United States.
Citing political maneuvering as President Obama’s motivation for killing the project earlier this month, Boehner said:
“Now that the president has decided for political reasons that we’re not going to move ahead just yet, not until after the election… we’re going to have to find another way to lean on the Senate, to take this issue up, because the Keystone pipeline will create … over 100,000 indirect jobs,”
In an economic environment where jobs are a precious rarity, we will keep an eye on Congress and see if the Split-body can make inroads into the project.