February 11, 2015

Keystone XL Will Shape Energy Debate For 114th Congress

On Jan.29, 2015, the U.S. Senate passed S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act, by a vote of 62-47, with all Republicans and eight Democrats voting for the legislation. While the president pledged to veto the legislation, the debate over the legislation—and particularly over the nearly 250 amendments that were filed to it—foreshadows many of the energy and environmental policy issues that will occupy Congress’ attention over the next two years.

Andrew Wheeler, counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels, along with Josh Andrews and Luke Tomanelli of Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, authored an article for Law360 analyzing the ongoing debate on the pipeline and how that debate will shape energy and environmental policy in the new Congress.

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