New Keystone XL bill backed by 56 senators

|By:, SA News Editor

Fifty-six U.S. senators - all 45 Republicans in the chamber and 11 Democrats - have introduced legislation that would provide immediate congressional approval of the stalled Keystone XL pipeline (TRP +0.3%) project

It remains unclear whether the bill would even get a vote in the Senate, where 60 votes are needed to clear procedural hurdles against legislation.