11/18/2014 04:18 EST | Updated 01/17/2015 05:59 EST

Keystone XL pipeline rejected by U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed to run from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, in a Tuesday evening vote.

The motion needed 60 votes in favour to pass.

The bill failed after 59 senators voted in favour and 41 were against.

Prior to the vote, 59 senators had publicly voiced support and the hunt was on for the 60th vote needed to advance the measure.