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U.S. President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R), at the White House November 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security

The move ends — for now — a seven-year saga over the proposed pipeline.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

TransCanada asks State Department to suspend long-running review of Keystone XL

The pause, requested in a letter from the Calgary-based company to the State Department, adds new uncertainty to the controversy over the proposed pipeline.

Oil exports would give US leverage, former ambassador says

So far, most of the congressional debate on crude exports has focused on the economics of the issue, but former Amb. Carlos Pascual’s comments amplify geopolitical concerns with the longstanding trade restrictions for oil.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill

The fight over the $8 billion project is far from over, with Republicans vowing to try again to force construction and a White House spokesman stressing that Obama’s veto does not foreclose an eventual permit for TransCanada’s proposed border-crossing pipeline.
Sen. John Hoeven (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town when President Barack Obama vetoes the bill “so attention is brought to it.”

House to clear Keystone bill, setting up veto

Keystone XL advocates do not have enough support in the House or Senate to override a presidential veto — and it’s unclear whether they will even try in both chambers.
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senate panel approves Keystone XL bill, despite veto threat

The 13-9 vote to approve the measure — with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin the lone Democrat crossing party lines to back the bill — paves the way for Senate floor debate to begin as soon as Monday.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., left, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., right, listens to a reporter's question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, where they discussed  their plan to introduce legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House: Obama won’t sign Keystone legislation

The comment came after Sens. John Hoeven and Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced legislation to approve Keystone XL, formally kicking off the latest congressional push to authorize the pipeline.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Keystone XL backers counting votes in Senate

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are racing to line up 60 votes in favor of the project, ahead of a milestone vote next Tuesday.