Capitol Hill lawmakers probably have the Constitution at their back if they require a permit for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline that President Obama rejected days ago, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.Our state Senator, who is no where near as conservative as I would like is right on this.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), who is planning a separate bill to put approval in the hands of Congress, requested the study.
“I think this confirms what we have been saying all along – Congress has the authority under the Constitution to approve the Keystone pipeline,” said Ryan Bernstein, Hoeven’s deputy chief of staff and legal counsel. “It gives great weight to not only our bill but any bill Congress considers,” he added.We are a energy driven country and Canada is a better trading partner than any Mid-East country ever will be.
Man up Republicans. Call him on this. Tell Obama to pound sand!