NY Dem’s advice to Obama: Veto Keystone

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January 5, 2015

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday said that even if Democrats are able to make amendments to legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, he would still urge President Obama to veto it.

Provisions that could be tacked on to the bill could include ones to ensure workers use steel made in the U.S. to build it, to help boost the pipeline’s manufacturing reach and a condition to add clean energy jobs.

“Why create very few jobs with the dirtiest of energy from tar sands when you can create tens of thousands more clean jobs using wind and solar?,” the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat told Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program, without going into specifics.

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