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House approves Keystone pipeline construction

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday allowing the federal government to go ahead with building the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, The New York Times reports. The pipeline would carry petroleum from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.

The vote passed 252-161, but pipeline supporters shouldn't celebrate just yet. The Democrat-controlled Senate isn't expected to hit the 60 votes necessary to prevent a filibuster and push the bill to President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

Even if the Senate does push the legislation forward, Obama indicated he'd likely veto the measure.