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I'm more oil news as well progress on the Keystone Pipeline a bipartisan plan to bypass the president.
Moving forward in the house energy and mineral resources committee to committee's chairman congressman Doug -- -- a Republican from Colorado he joins us now on the phone.
Congressman thanks so much for joining us.
Now has to go into another committee and that it heads to the floor.
What do you think of the odds of this thing getting through at this point.
I feel very good about it passing the house.
There's a shot -- even getting some Democrats support that would get accepted two thirds which is veto proof.
But of course the biggest bigger challenge is getting it through the senate.
It and what do you think honestly what do you think -- odds are there.
Well a majority of senators are on record -- supporting the Keystone Pipeline.
Harry Reid let a big say in that -- he or not it allows it to come to a vote.
And then from there what I think what happened I mean if it did get that far.
What do you think would happen with the president because there are many wrinkles to this of course you know this particular bill.
Means that we don't need a permit from the president specifically in order to get through -- that is what a lot of people to say.
That he would then veto this bill because he doesn't want to sign something that would allow for the -- want to go through without -- permit the flip side of that though.
Is that it would give him -- You know I mean he could he could essentially let the pipeline go through without specifically writing a permit maybe that gives him cover for environmentalists what's your take.
Well you have to sign the bill into law also I think he's gonna come under fire either way for having allowed it to take place he just -- to step forward.
Show some leadership everyone wants this.
The newest poll shows about seventy plus percent of American people want it the governors involved.
-- at the house does not record the senate on record the State Department even.
Has said that there would be minimal environmental impact.
So there's really no reason -- -- and one person asked Danny between it and completion.
Although the EPA did just come out earlier this week.
With some very serious comments against it how how big of an impact do you think about house on the president.
I think if that's politically motivated there have been four.
Environmental studies done to take this is that most steady pipeline industry.
Right I mean of course is politically motivated but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have an impact on him do you think that he's -- he's swayed by got.
I think he knows it's the right thing to do but he did it feel like he need it for -- environmental base as opposed to what's good for the economy.
Then he'll make debt arbitrary decision then we'll have.
-- came up whichever way he goes but she needs to look at the economy would have written -- very timely -- -- Twenty to 40000 immediate jobs there's no reason not to do it.
Yeah it and in the meantime if we don't build this pipeline this is an oil that we'll go tomorrow.
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