KXL Action

Environmental activists gather outside the White House during a civil disobedience campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, D.C., in 2011. The proposed oil pipeline linking Canadian producers to the U.S. Gulf Coast isn’t much closer to reality after Congress failed to approve it on Nov. 18, so the plan first proposed in 2008 remains in limbo awaiting final decisions on its route through Nebraska and on the project overall. J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP