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Senate Panel Approves Controversial US-Canada Oil Pipeline

The new Republican-led U.S. Senate is wasting no time pressing for construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada. The chamber's Energy Committee approved the project 13-9, moving Congress one step closer to a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened a veto. Keystone XL would expand existing North American pipelines to transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to U.S. Gulf states. The Obama administration has yet to finalize a six-year review of the...

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