Senate Democrats Block Energy Efficiency Bills to Aid Keystone Approval

Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project.  Majority Leader, Harry Reid, used a parliamentary move yesterday to block a Republican amendment on the pipeline as well as a measure to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from imposing new greenhouse gas regulations on coal-burning power plants.  The proposed Canada-U.S. pipeline would cross Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska.