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US decision on Keystone XL appears unlikely for several months

05.13.2013  |  HP News Services

The Obama administration is unlikely to make a decision until late this year as it painstakingly weighs the project's impact on the environment and on energy security. The decision may not be made until November, December or even early 2014, said the unidentified US official.

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WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is unlikely to make a decision on the Canada to Nebraska Keystone XL pipeline until late this year as it painstakingly weighs the project's impact on the environment and on energy security, Reuters reported, citing a US official and analyst.

The decision may not be made until November, December or even early 2014, said the unidentified US official, as President Barack Obama won't rush the process, which still has a number of stages to work through, Reuters reported.

One of those stages hasn't even begun yet and will run for months, the report said.

"The president has to be able to show that the administration looked under every stone to ensure it knew as much as it possibly could about the impact of Keystone," said the official, according to Reuters.

Dow Jones Newswires



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Bill
05.16.2013

...In other words, he is going to find every way possible to delay or stop this important contribution to the US economy. Maybe he's saving it up as a popularity stunt if other congressional investigations and hearings go bad for him.

Chris
05.15.2013

The reports on Obama administration's decision have not changed at all since first assuming office......pathetic !

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