Congress Set to Pass Bill Approving Keystone XL Pipeline

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Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-11 08:36:13-05

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Congress is expected today to pass a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but President Barack Obama has vowed to veto it.

The bill the House is expected to pass is a Senate version, but it also includes a provision saying climate change is not a hoax, which could cause some conservative Republicans to think twice.

Obama has said he wants the review process to play out and wants to ensure the pipeline won't exacerbate global warming.