The Keystone XL pipeline is near the top of the list of priorities for next year’s Republican-controlled Congress. But, it may not be for President Obama. The National Journal,
The Republican sweep in the midterm elections ushered in a wave of pro-pipeline GOP senators, tipping the scales so that the pipeline will now have a filibuster-proof 61-vote majority of support in the upper chamber next year.
So where does that leave President Obama? Last week, Obama attempted to dodge the question of whether he would veto the project. He said a process is already in place for vetting the pipeline, referring to the ongoing State Department review of the proposal. But the White House has so far not threatened a veto.
Will Obama approve Keystone if Congress sends him legislation green-lighting the project? What political considerations will the president need to weigh in making his decision? If he approves, or rejects, the pipeline, what consequences will he face?