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Obama Rejects Keystone XL

The New York Times reports that “President Obama on Friday announced that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a flash point in the debate over his climate policies.”  

“Mr. Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he is seeking to build an ambitious legacy on climate change.”  

“’The pipeline would not make a meaningful long-term contribution to our economy,’’ the president said in remarks from the White House.”

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