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Obama rejects Keystone XL, saying pipeline wouldn’t create many jobs, lower gas prices or boost U.S. energy security
The move ends — for now — a seven-year saga over the proposed pipeline.
Although the move stopped short of a final decision on the $8 billion project, it was seen as paving the way for an eventual rejection of the proposed pipeline.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined prominent environmentalists in urging Obama to reject Keystone XL now — weeks before international climate negotiations.
The Calgary-based company called for a delay while a Nebraska route review is underway, a process expected to take seven months to a year.
The pause, requested in a letter from the Calgary-based company to the State Department, adds new uncertainty to the controversy over the proposed pipeline.
Environmental activism is a major reason no new pipelines — including Keystone XL — have been built to transport oil sands crude away from Alberta since 2010, according to a new report.
Enbridge said it is reviewing a potential transfer of its U.S. liquids pipelines into its Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners master-limited partnership, but that current market conditions don’t support the move for now.
Pipeline opponents asked for the hearing postponement in South Dakota because they said the original schedule was too tight.
Senate champions of Keystone XL failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation that would authorize the pipeline on Wednesday.
The singers, filmmakers and actors — including “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp and Dawn Oliveri of “House of Lies” — lay out arguments against the pipeline in a new video.