S.582: A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

About this Bill

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Sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 27 (8 Democrats, 19 Republicans)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

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 May 4, 2012.

Declares that no Executive Order, provision of law, or presidential permit shall be required for such facilities.

Deems a certain Environmental Impact Statement issued by the Secretary of State and other specified documents 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.

Keeps in effect any federal permit or authorization issued before the enactment of this Act for the facilities described in this Act and for related facilities in the United States.

Restricts to the U.S. Court of Appeals fo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 18, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 29.
March 14, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.