S. 2041 - A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

Energy. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight. (by CRS) 
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A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

S. 2041 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight. (by CRS)
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A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight.
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    Sponsor
    John Hoeven
    Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Energy
    • Canada
    • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
    • Judicial review and appeals
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Oil and gas
    • Pipelines
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/30/2012
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/30/2012
    1/30/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S165-166)
    1/30/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar1/31/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 308.
    2/07/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S366-367)
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from Republican/Conservative, which…

    supported this bill

    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    $8,960,737

    12 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    A Bill to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and Provide for Environmental Protection and Government Oversight.

    12 organizations supported this bill

    American Petroleum Institute
    American Petroleum Institute (2011, June 6). API calls on administration to approve Keystone XL pipeline. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Newsroom .
    Association of Oil Pipe Lines
    Black, Andy (2011, February 18). Oil Sands Pipeline Transportation and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Press Releases.
    Consumer Energy Alliance
    CEA (2011, July 27). CEA Applauds Passage of Keystone XL Legislation. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from Consumer Energy Alliance.
    Independent Petroleum Association of America
    IPAA (2011, July 29). Keystone to the Senate!. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from IPAA.
    Industrial Energy Consumers of America
    Marnie Satterfield (2011, July 26). “Support H.R. 1938, Keystone Pipeline XL”. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from IECA.
    John Birch Society
    Ann Shibler (2011, August 25). Help Bring Canadian Oil to American Refineries. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from JBS.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    The National Association of Manufacturers (2011, July 26). NAM Key Vote Letter on H.R. 1938. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from Twitter: @ShopfloorNAM.
    National Petrochemical & Refiners Association
    Charles T. Drevna, President, NPRA (2011, May 26). Letter in support of H.R. 1938. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from .
    National Republican Congressional Committee
    NRCC (2011, August 4). As Obama's EPA Devises Job-Destroying Regulations and Stands in the Way of Economic Growth, Democrats Rush to Defend EPA's Agenda. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from NRCC.
    National Taxpayers Union
    Brandon Greife (2011, July 26). “YES” on H.R. 1938, the “North American-Made Energy Security Act.”. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from NTU.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    R. Bruce Josten (2011, July 22). Key Vote Alert Letter in support of H.R. 1938, the "North American-Made Energy Security Act". Retrieved January 13, 2012, from US Chamber of Commerce.
    United Association
    Kelly, Stephen F. (2011, May 23). Written Testimony Before The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power Hearing on the American Energy Initiative. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

    6 organizations opposed this bill

    Center for Biological Diversity
    By Kate Sheppard (2010, November 4). Hillary Clinton's Pipeline Problem. Mother Jones. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/hillary-clinton-transcanda-pipeline-problem.
    Friends of the Earth
    By Kate Sheppard (2010, November 4). Hillary Clinton's Pipeline Problem. Mother Jones. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/hillary-clinton-transcanda-pipeline-problem.
    Greenpeace
    By Kate Sheppard (2010, November 4). Hillary Clinton's Pipeline Problem. Mother Jones. Retrieved June 14, 2011, from http://motherjones.com/blue-marble/2010/11/hillary-clinton-transcanda-pipeline-problem.
    League of Conservation Voters
    Gene Karpinski (2011, July 25). Re: Oppose H.R. 1938, the North American-Made Energy Security Act. Retrieved January 13, 2012, from .
    National Wildlife Federation
    National Wildlife Federation (2011, July 25). 10 Reasons Congress Should Not Rush Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from Wildlife Promise.
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    Frances Beinecke, President Natural Resources Defense Council (2011, July 26). Vote "No" on House Bill to Fast-Track Keystone Pipeline Review. The Huffington Post. Retrieved July 26, 2011, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/vote-no-on-house-bill-to_b_909568.html.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from Republican/Conservative interest groups, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$76,833$0
    Kelly AyotteRNH$132,411$0
    John BarrassoRWY$39,800$0
    Max BaucusDMT$0$0
    Mark BegichDAK$0$0
    Michael BennetDCO$0$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$0
    Roy BluntRMO$215,186$0
    John BoozmanRAR$80,095$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
    Scott BrownRMA$753,293$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$0
    Richard BurrRNC$66,500$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
    Ben CardinDMD$0$0
    Tom CarperDDE$0$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$525,998$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$94,000$0
    Tom CoburnROK$134,943$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$16,700$0
    Susan CollinsRME$153,283$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$0$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$56,930$0
    John CornynRTX$417,472$0
    Mike CrapoRID$200$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$371,920$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$0
    Mike EnziRWY$8,250$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$0$0
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$-400$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$39,000$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$59,800$0
    Kay HaganDNC$0$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$0$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$20,500$0
    Dean HellerRNV$150,937$0
    John HoevenRND$21,900$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$91,400$0
    Jim InhofeROK$157,925$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$0$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$31,750$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$69,396$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$215,403$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$0$0
    John KerryDMA$0$0
    Mark KirkRIL$365,025$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$-5,000$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$0$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$0$0
    Mike LeeRUT$48,796$0
    Carl LevinDMI$0$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$0$0
    Dick LugarRIN$15,300$0
    Joe ManchinDWV$0$0
    John McCainRAZ$220,423$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$490,408$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,000$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$0
    Jerry MoranRKS$31,150$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$7,650$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$1,000$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$0
    Rand PaulRKY$297,385$0
    Rob PortmanROH$203,981$0
    Mark PryorDAR$500$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
    Harry ReidDNV$4,600$0
    Jim RischRID$231,309$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$175,199$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0
    Marco RubioRFL$808,176$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$93,870$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$5,700$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$19,050$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0
    Jon TesterDMT$0$0
    John ThuneRSD$385,992$0
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,169,148$0
    Mark UdallDCO$0$0
    Tom UdallDNM$0$0
    David VitterRLA$262,375$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$0$0
    Jim WebbDVA$0$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
    Roger WickerRMS$125,275$0
    Ron WydenDOR$0$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$25,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$133,483$500
    Kelly AyotteRNH$212,361$1,000
    John BarrassoRWY$300,416$0
    Max BaucusDMT$138,750$19,450
    Mark BegichDAK$144,958$100,674
    Michael BennetDCO$130,395$160,161
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$16,000$250
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$66,500$67,306
    Roy BluntRMO$483,186$0
    John BoozmanRAR$168,075$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$93,550$242,292
    Scott BrownRMA$1,026,868$7,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$98,900$116,721
    Richard BurrRNC$151,545$15,550
    Maria CantwellDWA$26,316$111,863
    Ben CardinDMD$71,250$8,025
    Tom CarperDDE$42,400$7,800
    Bob CaseyDPA$111,900$27,504
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$656,598$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$157,900$0
    Tom CoburnROK$229,343$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$58,256$2,300
    Susan CollinsRME$194,583$17,400
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$41,150$0
    Chris CoonsDDE$56,473$12,177
    Bob CorkerRTN$188,607$0
    John CornynRTX$1,023,922$0
    Mike CrapoRID$40,250$1,300
    Jim DeMintRSC$429,371$8,950
    Dick DurbinDIL$102,750$25,910
    Mike EnziRWY$48,050$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$55,400$16,350
    Alan FrankenDMN$86,450$151,753
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$224,442$96,734
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$75,284$1,250
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$94,450$0
    Kay HaganDNC$60,350$45,697
    Tom HarkinDIA$105,386$13,065
    Orrin HatchRUT$207,800$1,000
    Dean HellerRNV$311,187$6,000
    John HoevenRND$184,998$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$172,350$2,300
    Jim InhofeROK$436,525$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$52,100$3,700
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$72,700$4,900
    Mike JohannsRNE$140,096$500
    Ron JohnsonRWI$303,853$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$122,350$7,300
    John KerryDMA$43,000$18,920
    Mark KirkRIL$525,887$22,810
    Amy KlobucharDMN$71,916$12,900
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0
    Jon KylRAZ$-2,500$0
    Mary LandrieuDLA$333,650$-1,434
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$84,000$18,403
    Patrick LeahyDVT$25,500$22,250
    Mike LeeRUT$76,746$0
    Carl LevinDMI$75,550$23,095
    Joe LiebermanICT$-5,000$0
    Dick LugarRIN$49,450$15,024
    Joe ManchinDWV$276,150$25,950
    John McCainRAZ$258,333$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$98,158$5,900
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$888,608$5,600
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$99,700$15,750
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$105,000$93,695
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$42,000$14,600
    Jerry MoranRKS$171,551$500
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$163,400$11,250
    Patty MurrayDWA$88,475$89,707
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$114,450$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$62,267$69,432
    Rand PaulRKY$376,225$0
    Rob PortmanROH$448,939$5,000
    Mark PryorDAR$162,450$3,000
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$67,600$6,560
    Harry ReidDNV$154,850$124,309
    Jim RischRID$264,559$1,000
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$306,299$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$85,400$51,100
    Marco RubioRFL$958,698$6,000
    Bernie SandersIVT$49,500$48,890
    Chuck SchumerDNY$85,010$45,050
    Jeff SessionsRAL$153,320$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$104,000$91,017
    Richard ShelbyRAL$29,700$4,700
    Olympia SnoweRME$40,550$31,750
    Debbie StabenowDMI$96,566$33,225
    Jon TesterDMT$93,616$267,585
    John ThuneRSD$504,732$6,400
    Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,346,314$12,050
    Mark UdallDCO$178,560$292,487
    Tom UdallDNM$157,950$138,044
    David VitterRLA$513,225$26,600
    Mark WarnerDVA$92,400$9,633
    Jim WebbDVA$21,500$4,400
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$77,516$89,633
    Roger WickerRMS$378,291$3,300
    Ron WydenDOR$51,364$9,500

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
    Building trades unions$3,231,675
    Independent oil & gas producers$2,777,557
    Oil & Gas$2,212,546
    Petroleum refining & marketing$1,922,936
    Chambers of commerce$262,394
    Manufacturing$234,182
    Heavy industrial manufacturing$182,650
    Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Environmental policy$3,082,567
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