The House has followed in the Senate’s footsteps by approving the Keystone XL Pipeline bill. The hotly-contested bill now goes to the President, who is expected to veto it. The President has been adamant about his position and has stated many times that if it were to pass Congress, he would veto it. The controversy around Keystone is that it is viewed as an environmental hazard that may increases the risk for oil spills with little economic return. Supporters say that the pipeline would create jobs while making America more energy independent. Republicans in Congress, who overwhelming voted for the pipeline, have promised to gain support and fight the President’s veto.
Contributor: Laissa Alexis