An attempt in the U.S. Senate to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was unsuccessful Wednesday.
The vote on whether to turn back Obama's veto was 62-37. Sixty-seven senate votes are required to override a presidential veto.
Wednesday marked the first attempt by federal lawmakers to reverse a presidential veto under the Obama administration, according to The Hill.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline, widely opposed by environmentalists, would carry some 830,000 gallons of Canadian tar sands oil through the United States to the Gulf Coast of Texas each day.