The Party of No – Democrats Vote Down Common Sense Keystone Pipeline
The Keystone Pipeline project was expected to create tens of thousands of high paying jobs in the oil industry. The project itself would create 20,000 construction jobs. And the pipeline would bring oil from Canada and North Dakota to refineries in the United States.
The proposed project would have extended from Alberta, Canada to Illinois, transporting approximately 400,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Estimated cost is $1.7 billion.
Democrats are beholden to the radical green movement – the poor and middle class be damned.
Mary Landrieu begged her fellow Democrats to back legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, looking for a lifeline in her long-shot bid to keep her Senate seat. But on Tuesday night, she fell one vote short.
The Senate rejected an attempt to get cloture on the measure, with 41 senators (all Democrats or independents) voting to stall the measure.