WASHINGTON D.C. (WKZO)-- A House bill co-sponsored by Fred Upton that would streamline the process for Pipeline projects that cross international borders passed in the house with mostly republican support.
nspired by the deadlock over the Keystone Pipeline, these bills would take the power away from the President and hand it over to federal agencies, and require permit approval within 120 days.
Ann Woiwode, Director of the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club says Fred Upton should know better after the Enbridge oil pipeline break, the worst in North American history, occurred near his district. .
The bills are expected to die in the Senate
. The President had already threatened a veto before it came up for a vote yesterday, calling the bills irresponsible.
17-Democrats from oil rich border counties joined republicans to support it.