Fri, Feb 17 2012 at 2:41 PM
The House of Reps. have been busy voting (.gov website) and you really have to ask if it is in our best interests: 1) APPROVED: Bill for approval of the Keystone Pipeline Project 2) FAILED: An amendment (Rep. E. Markey) to the abovementioned bill that would ensure/require that the piped-in oil would be sold TO (BENEFIT) THE U.S. (w/export of surplus allowed). 3) FAILED: An amendment (Rep. M. Doyle) that a permit for pipeline not be issued unless applicant can certify and provide adequate docs to FERC that at least 75% of the iron and steel be used in domestic portion of the pipeline produced in the U.S. 4) FAILED: An amendment (Rep. B. Rush) regarding restricting use of eminent domain against proposed route landowners. 5) FAILED: An amendment (Rep. A. Eshoo) requiring FERC to review the results of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration study before issuing a permit. 6) FAILED: An amendment (Rep. H. Johnson) requiring a study on the health impacts of increased air pollution in communities surrounding the refineries that transport diluted bitumen through the proposed pipeline before any pipeline approval could be granted.