Republicans push for Keystone pipeline roll-out
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline has started to heat up.
Republicans are pushing the President to use his executive power to get the project rolling.
After extensive research a federal government report raises no objection to the project.
It would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.
House speaker John Boehner says it is time to break ground.
"Look, we need jobs, and we want energy security. And the Keystone pipeline is critical to both of them. There's nothing complex about the Keystone pipeline, it's time to build it," said Boehner.
Obama's Chief of Staff said the White House wants other federal agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to weigh in on Keystone before giving the project the green light.