US House of Representatives approves controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill
February 12 , 2015
Defying US president Barack Obama, the House of Representatives approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline bill on Wednesday. The bill was approved by 270-152 votes, with 29 Democrats voting in favor of it and one Republican voting against it.
The Senate has already passed the bill.
Both houses of Congress are controlled by the Republicans, who back the 875-mile pipeline that would take heavy crude from Canada to Nebraska state in the US.
The White House has indicated that Obama may veto the bill. A majority of Democrats and environmental activists are opposed to the pipeline.