Energy Bill Caught up in Keystone XL Dispute

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan bill to set energy efficiency goals is expected to go down to defeat Monday amid a dispute over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The energy bill would tighten guidelines for new federal buildings and provide tax incentives to make homes and commercial buildings more energy-efficient.

The measure is widely popular in the Senate and easily cleared a procedural hurdle last week. But then politics and the dispute over the Keystone XL pipeline intervened.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has blocked amendments on the bill, including one to approve construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States.

Polls show widespread public support for the project, which President Barack Obama has delayed several times.

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