Keystone XL Pipeline

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Activists are gathering on Freret Street Tuesday night as part of a national day of action against the creation of the Keystone XL pipeline. 350 Louisiana, the Sierra Club, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and other groups are coming together to ask President Obama to keep his promise to veto the pipeline.

The event is called a "projector action." Organizers will project images of Keystone and its consequences against the sides of buildings on Freret and Cadiz streets starting at 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is now facing tougher odds of re-election next month, in light of the failure of Congress to pass the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress.

After narrowly leading on Election Day, the Democrat had pinned her hopes for re-election on leading the approval process for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline during the lame-duck Congress.

It was to serve as a ready-made example of her clout for voters in a state with a robust oil and gas industry.

But it failed by one vote.

With the Louisiana Senate runoff driving votes in both chambers of Congress on the Keystone XL pipeline, here's a question: How many of those jobs will actually be in Louisiana?

The answer: zero.

The House and Senate will vote in a few days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

It’s a pivotal move in the race for a Louisiana Senate seat.

The two candidates in the December 6 runoff are both pushing the bills.

They are three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu in the Senate, and Republican Congressman Bill Cassidy in the House.

The House is virtually certain to approve the bill on Thursday. Landrieu says she has the votes to pass it in the Senate next Tuesday.

That would leave the fate of the bill up to President Barack Obama.

An East Texas organization will protest TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday. NacSTOP aims to draw attention to the dangers of transporting tar sands crude. The group was organized three years ago to stall construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline that runs from Cushing, Okla., to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Office of Senator Mary Landrieu

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu is pushing for support of the Keystone pipeline.

On Tuesday, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved an adjusted route for the Keystone XL Pipeline that avoids that state’s fragile Sand Hills. Soon after, 53 senators – including both from Louisiana – wrote a letter to President Obama supporting the project.