- Gen. James Jones, Pres. Obama's former national security adviser, tells the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that approving the Keystone XL pipeline (TRP) would send a message to Russian Pres. Putin and other "international bullies" that they cannot use energy security as a weapon, and rejection of the pipeline would "make Mr. Putin's day and strengthen his hand."
- The Senate panel is holding its first hearing on the pipeline five years after it was proposed, as Democrats wrestle with its impact on the 2014 election.
- Meanwhile, results from Canadian polling firm Nanos Research indicate U.S. support for Keystone XL at 62%, down from 74% in a survey it conducted nearly a year ago - still strong support but moving in the wrong direction, which the pollster says should concern the pipeline's proponents.