S. 2041 (112th): A bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project and provide for environmental protection and government oversight.

Jan 30, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Reported by Committee)
John Hoeven
Senior Senator from North Dakota
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Last Updated
Jan 31, 2012
10 pages
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This bill was introduced on January 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 30, 2012
Reported by Committee Jan 31, 2012
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Library of Congress Summary

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Authorizes TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities for the import of crude oil and other hydrocarbons at the United States-Canada Border at Phillips County, Montana, in accordance with a certain application filed with the Department of State on September 19, 2008.
Declares that no permit pursuant to Executive Order 13337 or any other similar Executive Order regulating such activities at the U.S. border, and no additional environmental impact statement (EIS), shall be required for such Pipeline.
Deems a certain EIS issued by the Department of State to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) as well as any other law requiring federal agency consultation or review regarding such cross-border facilities.
Sets forth conditions governing construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the cross-border facilities in connection with the Pipeline.
Deems sufficient for the purposes of this Act any route and construction, mitigation, and reclamation measures for the Pipeline in the state of Nebraska that is identified by Nebraska and submitted to the Secretary of State.
States that any action taken to implement this Act does not constitute a major federal action requiring an EIS under NEPA.
Restricts to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit any federal judicial review over actions and facilities implemented under this Act.

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