H.R. 3811 (112th): Keystone For a Secure Tomorrow Act

Jan 24, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Ted Poe
Representative for Texas's 2nd congressional district
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Jan 24, 2012
6 pages
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This bill was introduced on January 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 24, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2012
Full Title

To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.


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75 cosponsors (74R, 1D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

House Natural Resources

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials

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Keystone For a Secure Tomorrow Act - Approves a specified permit regarding certain energy-related facilities and land transportation crossings on the international boundaries of the United States for the Keystone XL pipeline project.
Prescribes permit requirements, including:
(1) reconsideration of routing of the Keystone XL pipeline within Nebraska;
(2) a review period during which routing within Nebraska may be reconsidered and the route of the Keystone XL pipeline through the state altered with any accompanying modification to a specified Plan; and
(3) the obligation of the President to coordinate review with the state of Nebraska, provide necessary data and reasonable technical assistance material to the review process, and approve the route within Nebraska submitted by its governor to the Secretary of State.
Deems approved, within 10 days after its date of submission, the route submitted by the governor of Nebraska pursuant to the permit approved under this Act if the President does not approve that route.

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