House passes bill to expedite XL approval

May 23, 2013 | 01:01 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Keystone XL, Northern Route Approval Act, Thomas Gibson, American Iron and Steel Institute, AISI, Rep. Pete Olson, TransCanada, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — The House of Representatives has passed a bill expediting the approval process for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

The Northern Route Approval Act (H.R.3), which eliminates the need for a presidential permit, passed by a vote of 241 to 175, with 222 Republicans and 19 Democrats voting in favor and 175 Democrats voting against.....





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