Two red state Democratic senators signaled support Thursday for legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline opposed by President Barack Obama, Democratic Party leaders, and influential Democratic donors.
Debate over a measure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline devolved into conspiracy theories on Wednesday as one legislator alleged that it served the interests of Charles and David Koch, who have no stake in the project.
Between 1,000 and 1,500 protesters streamed past the White House Sunday to demand President Barack Obama reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, the latest in a series of vocal demonstrations against the project.
Nearly 70 Democrats broke with President Obama and voted for the Keystone pipeline as part of a sweeping transportation bill, which passed the House with a vote of 293-127 on Wednesday.
Eight Democratic Senate candidates are breaking ranks with President Barack Obama’s tepid opposition to the Keystone pipeline, according to The Hill.
Senior Obama adviser David Plouffe’s personal financial decisions do not coincide with his boss’s political agenda.
President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline has ignited a bitter war between labor unions aligned with environmental groups opposing the pipeline and others who argue the project will create thousands of jobs.