18 Jan '12, 9pm

Keystone XL rejected: Tar sands pipeline once thought "too big to fail" has fallen

The great pipeline showdown has backfired on the Republican leadership, just as we predicted it would back in December when they forced a 60-day time-frame for approving or rejecting the pipeline on the President during the tax extension negotiations. The President made it clear then, through Administration sources, that he would have no choice but to reject it. And that is just what he did today . The President has put his agreement with the American people first. In delaying a decision on the pipeline in December, he made it clear that he would not put the American public at risk in approving a pipeline that could spill into one of the country’s most important freshwater aquifers. He directed the State Department, the State of Nebraska and the pipeline company, TransCanada, to re-route the pipeline away from the sensitive Sandhills region and Ogallala aquifer, the source...

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