The U. S. Senate failed to get the needed votes to override a presidential veto of the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline bill.
The American Petroleum Institute’s Senior Manager of Refining and Oil Sands programs Cindy Shild says after six years the project has seen one hurdle after another.
“This is all about politics and not about the merits of this pipeline,” Schild says.
Schild says typically the approval process for a pipeline is 1 ½ to 2 years and every one has been approved. The Keystone XL project is now in year six.
Schild doubts that the Republican controlled U. S. Senate will give up on this bill and the pipeline could become a rider on a highway bill this spring or added to every budget appropriations bill. She says the process on the bill is complete and is in our nation’s best interest and all Congress has to do is acknowledge the process is complete.