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Environmentalists, many of whom have zip-tied themselves to the fence of the White House in Washington, rally and call on U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline in this March 2, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/Files

U.S. Senate Republicans block energy bill, forfeit a Keystone vote

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday blocked an energy-efficiency backed by both manufacturers and environmentalists, forfeiting a chance to vote on the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.


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