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Nebraska Rancher: Keystone Pipeline Decision Shows 'Courage' | Care2 Causes

Nebraska Rancher: Keystone Pipeline Decision Shows 'Courage' | Care2 Causes

Editor’s Note: Pres. Obama announced Wednesday that his administration is denying a permit to TransCanada to construct a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that would carry tar sands from the north to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The White House previously said it had planned to table the decision until after the November elections, but was forced to make a decision earlier under pressure from Congressional Republicans. In a statement, Obama said: “As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment. As a result, the Secretary of State has recommended that the application be denied. And after reviewing the State Department’s report, I agree.” Environmental ...

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