Keystone Pipeline ‘Earned My Veto,’ Says President

Thank you for the veto on behalf of Mother Earth and us the human family.

OK, Fine.

President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, which made good on a threat he declared to reject a proposal that is opposed by environmentalists for contributing to climate change, threatening waterways, and bullying landowners.

“The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously,” President Obama said in a veto message to the Senate, according to USA Today.

“But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto.”

It was only the third veto of his presidency, but it is likely to be the first in a series of more vetoes as he fights a Republican-controlled Congress in the last two years…

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