The Obama administration’s latest Keystone XL delay is having an unintended consequence: the revival of the effort in Congress to circumvent the White House by forcing approval of the project.
Recent railroad accidents are increasing the chances President Barack Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada, said Senator John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican.
Keystone XL supporters are falling short in their efforts to round up the Democratic votes in the Senate to bypass the White House and approve the Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline.
"I think we have a pretty good chance of getting it."
- John Hoeven on Nov 18, 2014