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  • Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

    by Representative Lois Capps

    Posted on 2015-02-11

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    CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to commit at the desk.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentlewoman opposed to the bill? Mrs. CAPPS. Yes, I am.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to commit.

    The Clerk read as follows: Mrs. Capps moves to commit the bill S. 1 to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with the following amendment: After section 2, insert the following (and redesignate subsequent sections accordingly): SEC. 3. REQUIREMENT THAT TRANSCANADA KEYSTONE PIPELINE, L.P. PAY FOR ANY OIL SPILL CLEANUP ON AMERICAN SOIL.

    In the approval process authorized under section 2, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. shall certify to the President that diluted bitumen and other materials derived from tar sands or oil sands that are transported through the Keystone XL pipeline will be treated as crude oil for the purposes of determining contributions that fund the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.

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