The Republican-controlled House last night approved a bill saying a presidential permit was not...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Republican-controlled House last night approved a bill saying a presidential permit was not needed to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP), but the vote may have emboldened opposition, as 50 fewer Democrats backed the bill than a similar one a year ago. The bill's fate in the Senate is uncertain, and Pres. Obama has promised a veto.