There are two ways to view what transpired in Louisiana and in Washington DC involving yesterday’s Keystone Pipeline XL debate.
Mary Landrieu did not win.
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Below are statements from a liberal group praising the US Senate’s vote today to block the Keystone Pipeline and another statement from a Latino group also blasting Senator Mary Landrieu for her efforts to pass the pipeline.
On the heels of a losing effort by Mary Landrieu to get the US Senate to pass the Keystone Pipeline legislation which has been very popular in Louisiana, Louisiana GOP Chairman issued this political statement:
The U.S. Senate rejected Senator Mary Landrieu’s appeal to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote which exceeded 41 votes. For the legislation to have succeeded, backers needed 60 votes for approval.
Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana had appealed to the Senate members to approve the legislation that has been tied up for six years.
It was the interception seen around the world. On Sunday at the Superdome, as the Saints were losing their second game in a row, Bengals Tight End Jermaine Gresham scored a touchdown. After the catch, Gresham attempted to give the football to Bengals fan Christa Barrett. Sadly, the ball was rudely stolen by a Saints season ticket holder, 70-year old Tony Williams, who elbowed Barrett in the face in the process.
How politically convenient is the timing of the debate in the US Senate today regarding an issue very important to Louisiana and to many of the “Red” Republican states who support the Keystone Pipeline construction?
That is an issue raised during today’s Senate debate.
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