Keystone XL bill faces veto threat from White House

05/21/2013 | Reuters

President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend that he veto a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow Congress to green-light TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, should it reach his desk. Under the measure, a presidential cross-border permit would no longer be required for the project. The bill "conflicts with longstanding Executive branch procedures regarding the authority of the President, the Secretaries of State, the Interior, and the Army, and the Environmental Protection Agency administrator," according to the White House Office of Budget Management.

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