Sen. Lugar accuses Democrats of obstructing Keystone XL efforts

04/27/2012 | Hill, The

Democrats are obstructing efforts to include TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline in a final transportation-funding bill, said Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. A transportation bill cleared by the House of Representatives includes language for the project, but the Senate excluded the provision in its version of the measure. "Every day that President Obama and Senate Democrat leaders continue their blockade of Keystone XL is another day of unemployment for thousands of construction and manufacturing workers and another day of delay in bolstering U.S. energy security with oil from a friendly neighbor," Lugar said.

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