27 Oct '11, 1pm

Democrats ask for investigation into Keystone XL

Congressional Democrats decided to stop being polite and start being real about the Keystone XL approval process. Twenty representatives had already petitioned Secretary of State Clinton to look into the issue, and now 14 members of Congress are calling for the State Department's inspector general to investigate. Given that at least some of the problem seems to come from inside the State Department, this is a little peculiar -- they're asking the IG to look into whether the relationship between State and TransCanada was too close for regulatory comfort. They're also requesting a re-review of the environmental analysis, which has been tainted by the discovery that the firm conducting it was a client of TransCanada's . The lawmakers are also requesting that Obama delay approving the pipeline until this is all sorted out. “Given the significant economic, environmental, and pu...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-27-democrats-ask-for-in...

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