In what is probably a surprise to absolutely no one, President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline extension project. The project is in limbo once again but according to this recent article from Reuters:
The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama’s veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to override it by March 3.
That is unlikely. Despite their majority, Republicans are four votes short of being able to overturn Obama’s veto.
Meanwhile the cleanup is still underway for the train car explosion in Mount Carbon, WV, as referenced in the previous blog post from Paula Hollywood. Meanwhile, if you go to this web site from Pipelines101.com, they have some informative facts about the myriad network of pipelines:
America depends on a network of more than 185,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines, nearly 320,000 miles of gas transmission pipelines, and more than 2 million miles of gas distribution pipelines to safely and efficiently move energy and raw materials to fuel our nation’s economic engine. This system of pipelines serves as a national network to move the energy resources we need from production areas or ports of entry throughout North America to consumers, airports, military bases, population centers and industry every day.