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Keystone XL Pipeline Decision Delayed

Author(s): Matthew Jordan
Program Manager
Date: November 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama Administration has decided to defer its decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election. The decision came through the State Department, which in a statement said that it would be evaluating alternative routes that might avoid an environmentally sensitive region of Nebraska. The decision has been described as a “victory for environmental groups,” many of which have been highly vocal in their opposition to the proposed pipeline. The decision drew criticism from oil industry representatives and unions, who had argued that the pipeline “will create thousands of jobs… [more]

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