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Keystone Pipeline Project Passes House, Heads To Senate

January 9, 2015
In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives, including all four members of the state’s House delegation, voted Friday to approve a pipeline project that supporters say will create jobs while opponents have argued environmental concerns.

Reps. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, French Hill, R-Little Rock, Steve Womack, R-Rogers, and Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, each voted yes in the 266-153 vote about midday Friday.

All four congressmen said the project, which will bring oil from Canada and the upper Midwest to shipping in the Gulf of Mexico, has more positives than negatives.

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