After years of refusing to make a definite decision and delaying the process regarding the approval or denial of the Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. President Barrack Obama appears ready to put his foot down.
The White House has threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate. That is a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Republicans say they have the votes to defeat a filibuster of the bill but not a presidential veto.
The multi-billion dollar project, which was proposed seven years ago, is expected to be approved by the House of Representatives in the U.S. by the end of the week.
This is expected to be just one of many confrontations regarding energy and environmental policy in the U.S. during Obama’s last two years in power.
(Source: Omaha.com & AP)