Senate Passes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Nine Democratic Senators joined Republicans voting for the bill, including Michael Bennet (Colo.), Tom Carper (Del.), Bob Casey Jr. (Pa.), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.).
With plummeting oil prices, now at $48.24/Bbl as of this writing, developing tar sands oil for shipment to the Gulf puts into question the economics of the Keystone pipeline project in any case. Even if oil were to surge back to the $85 to $110/Bbl level required to cover development costs, other reasons proponents offer in support of Keystone are considered doubtful by many analysts.
The following video shows which Senators voted for or against the bill.
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