Obama Advisers To Recommend Veto Of House Keystone Bill


WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's advisers will recommend he veto a House bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline if the legislation reaches his desk, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

Republican senators started the new U.S. Congress on Tuesday with legislation to approve TransCanada Corp's pipeline from Canada to the United States and White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama would not sign it.

The White House's Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday issued a statement formalizing the veto threat.

The statement said the House bill would circumvent presidential authority and prevent thorough consideration of security, safety and environmental concerns.

(Reporting by Bill Trott; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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Mark Middleton | Jan. 8, 2015
Maybe the close association between Warren Buffet and the white house has a lot to do with this. Buffet has the only rail oil line in operation known that all it carries is Canadian crude south. If the pipeline was put in place then loss of revenue for Buffet and all his co-horts involved in that oil train, gravy train.


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