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Keystone supporters push for swift Senate vote

Those in favor of the Keystone XL Pipeline are urging a swift vote in the Senate to approve the project, which Obama is delaying, as environmentalists oppose the plan.  Pipeline advocates in the Senate, who include several Democrats on the ballot next fall as well as Republicans, hold a clear majority. They also may command more than the 60 votes needed to overcome blocking tactics by opponents, but they appear to be short of the two-thirds majority that would be needed to override any veto by President Barack Obama.

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