The Senate recently rejected a bill to establish a functioning Keyston XL pipeline. Here is a report by Dan Roberts for The Guardian, published on November 19, 2014.
The most significant attempt yet to force US government approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline failed narrowly to clear the Senate on Tuesday night as a coalition of Republicans and moderate Democrats fell one vote short of the 60 votes needed for the legislation to pass.
Fourteen Democrats, led by Louisiana senator Mary Landrieu, joined all 45 Republicans in voting for the bill, which called for the controversial energy project to be given immediate go-ahead after years of delay due to environmental concerns.
Read the full story here: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/18/keystone-xl-pipeline-senate