U.S. Bill Tightens Timeline For Keystone Decision

Posted on Sunday, December 25 at 12:30 by NAUWATCH

CTVNews.ca Staff

The United States Senate passed budget legislation Saturday that included a provision demanding that President Barack Obama decide the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline within 60 days.

U.S. Senators agreed to the terms of the legislation on Friday evening and approved it in a rare Saturday session.

The legislation calls for a two-month extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut and also extends jobless benefits for Americans who have been unemployed for six months or more.

GOP Senators pushed to include in the bill the Keystone provision, which requires that Obama decide within 60 days whether to give the pipeline the go-ahead.

Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20111217/senate-obama-keystone-111217/#ixzz1gvNBde33

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