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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline
The State Department rejected the Keystone XL pipeline today, rejecting the imposition of an “arbitrary” 60-day deadline imposed by Congress for the State Department to review the project by Feb. 21. The State Department is in charge of the review. President Obama favors oil and gas drilling as part of an “all of the above” energy strategy — as long as it can be done safely and responsibly. Although the permit has been rejected, pipeline company TransCanada is still allowed to continue to work on and pitch an alternative route through Nebraska. (Politico, 1/18/2012)