Keystone XL pipeline: Obama rejects controversial project

Guardian: Barack Obama rejected the controversial Keystone tar sands pipeline on Wednesday, making good on a promise not to give in to a Republican ultimatum on the project. The announcement from the state department – which was expected – was hailed by environmentalists as a victory. But it sets up an election-year confrontation over the pipeline, which was to carry carbon-heavy crude from the tar sands of Alberta across the American heartland to refineries on the Texas coast. However, TransCanada,......

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