In the final weeks of Missouri's legislative session, senators voted to approve a resolution Tuesday regarding an issue they have no control over- The Keystone XL Pipeline.
Wrap: Resolution sponsor Republican David Pearce of Warrensburg says the pipeline would help boost America's economy.
|Description: "It's been estimated that it would create up to 10,000 jobs, and so, it would be a tremendous shot in the arm just for having those jobs."|
The sole no vote came from Democratic St. Louis County Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal.
She says the pipeline may have severe environmental consequences.
|Description: "If there was an earthquake, or some other natural disaster, and there was a break in the line, it can cause pollution and all sorts of other things, to the ground water, and I am not willing to take that risk."|
The resolution claims the pipeline ensures U.S. oil independence and reduces gas prices.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Mary McGuire.