Climate awareness and the economy influenced Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL pipeline

LA Times: When a Canadian company first proposed building the Keystone XL oil pipeline in 2008, Barack Obama was a presidential candidate running to end wars, climate change was a fringe issue to many people and the nation was entering a devastating recession that would send the unemployment rate soaring to 10%. But the politics of climate and oil shifted dramatically in the intervening years, and President Obama's announcement Friday that the controversial pipeline through the U.S. heartland "would not......

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