August 2011, Vol. 238 No. 8

Government

House GOP Seek To Force State Department Action On Keystone XL; EPA Gives Ground On GHGs; 4G Wireless May Threaten GPS

A House committee voted out a bill 33-13 on June 15 which would force the State Department to decide on the Keystone XL pipeline, an expansion of an existing TransCanada pipeline which would bring oil from Alberta and North Dakota to U.S. refineries. The North American-Made Energy Security Act (H.R. 1938) was approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee with strong Republican and modest Democratic support. The bill says President Obama must issue a final order approving or disapproving the project not later than 30 days after the issuance of the final environmental impact statement but no later than Nov. 1, 2011. Advocates and critics sparred one day after the bill passe

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