Obama administration's refusal to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. But the president's decision to delay the project once again has pushed the issue toward a tipping point. In the Senate, more Democrats have joined pro-pipeline forces, and it's entirely possible Congress will soon -- perhaps as early as next week -- take the matter into its own hands and force approval of the project.
On Thursday morning, Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan and Jon Tester agreed to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill by Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu that would give pipeline company TransCanada the go-ahead to start work.
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