Keystone XL: Surprising change but moving forward with new fortified relations

There was a surprising change with regard to Democratic-controlled Senate voting against the Keystone Pipeline XL, but Native Americans and Indigenous Chicanos will move forward with new fortified relations. We continue to strengthen our coalition and we are resolved to fight environmental hazards our Creator entrusted us with regarding protecting our Earth.

We are stunned the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected the pipeline considering a Democratic Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana helped support it.


From the New York Times:

Senate Rejects Bid to Finish Oil Pipeline

Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana after the Senate voted down the Keystone XL pipeline bill. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency.

The vote represented a victory for the environmental movement, but the fight had taken on larger dimensions as a proxy war between Republicans, who argued that the project was vital for job creation, and President Obama, who had delayed a decision on building it.

Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is facing a runoff election Dec. 6, had pleaded with her colleagues throughout the day to support the pipeline, leading to a rare suspense-filled roll call in the Senate. But she was ultimately rebuffed and fell short by one. The bill was defeated with 59 votes in favor and 41 against, and Ms. Landrieu needing 60 votes to proceed.  MORE>>>


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