"Keystone To Be Linked To U.S. Highway Bill: Boehner"

"Republican lawmakers will try to force the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline by attaching it to a highway bill that Congress will consider next month, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday."

President Barack Obama earlier this month denied TransCanada's application for the oil sands pipeline, citing lack of time to review an alternative route within a 60-day window for action set by Congress.

Republicans have since been looking for a vehicle to resurrect the $7 billion project, and Boehner said that would be a House Republican energy and highway bill."

Kim Dixon reports for Reuters January 30, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"State Dept. Official Overstates Keystone Jobs By a Factor of 10" (Grist)

"Keystone XL Jobs Bewilder Media" (Columbia Journalism Review)

"TransCanada’s Dirty Keystone XL Jobs Claims Draw Complaint To SEC" (Think Progress Green)

"New Ads Reignite Fight Over Keystone XL Jobs Figures" (Los Angeles Times)

"Fox Still Pushing Discredited Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Claims" (Media Matters)

"Keystone Pipeline Jobs Claims: a Bipartisan Fumble" (Fact Checker/Washington Post)

Monday, January 30, 2012