Well, it looks like the GOP is at it again. Even at extreme ecological peril, they want to build a pipeline that essentially crosses the entirety of the US and threatens to pollute aquifers for several states. So, instead of a simple up or down vote, they have attached it to an essential bill hoping to force approval. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers will try to force the Obama administration to approve the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline by attaching it to a highway bill that Congress will consider next month, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday. I just don't get it. We don't need more oil. We're actually exporting now. Why take such a huge risk? If anything they should be doing everything possible to move away from dependence on fossil fuels. Save the $7,000,000,000 for research into better sources of energy.