Senate Attempt To Override Obama's Keystone Veto Fails
WASHINGTON -- The Senate tried, but failed, to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday.
The measure drew 62 "yes" votes, with nine Democrats joining Senate Republicans in voting to override the veto. A two-thirds majority, or 67 votes, is needed to override a presidential veto. The Senate's original vote on the legislation in January yielded 62 "yes" votes as well.
Obama vetoed the bill last week, arguing that the bill "conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest -- including our security, safety, and environment."
We spend time speaking about the Green Stage Alliance and our request for the CD 13 Councilman to make sure that after May 2013 there is a contractual obligation for vendors at Echo Park Lake to replace Styrofoam and petroleum base plastic by implementing use of biodegradable greenware and organic plastics.
CHECK www.StageOfTheArts.info for information about the GREEN STAGE ALLIANCE, where arts and humanities meet with our environment.
UPDATE: Accomplished 2014. The vendor at the boat house is fully green biodegradable. AND MAY 20, 2014 our 20 years old Cuban Music Festival became the first Zero Waste large event at Echo park.