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Keystone (XL) Cops, Part XLVIII: Pipeline Gets State Department’s Green Light

Bloomberg: Even the timing is too much: 3 p.m. on a Friday. And not just any Friday--the one just before the Super Bowl. That’s when--moments ago; go Seahawks!--the U.S. Department of State decided to release its hotly anticipated report on the environmental safety of the Keystone XL, the $5.4 billion, 875-mile final leg of a network of pipelines carrying Alberta crude to refineries and tankers in Port Arthur, Tex. It’s genius. You can almost hear a State Department bureaucrat telling her colleagues: We’ll...