Hoeven will re-introduce legislation to force approval of Keystone pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. _ North Dakota’s two U.S. senators are renewing their call to President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project now that Nebraska has approved a new route.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said he plans to reintroduce legislation enabling Congress to approve the pipeline if the president doesn’t. The legislation narrowly failed last year.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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