Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Obama administration to reject Keystone XL

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM

The Washington Post reports today the Obama administration will reject the Keystone XL pipeline. The controversial plan called for the pipeline to run from Alberta's tar sands, through Montana, all the way to the Gulf Coast. It's sparked intense protest from conservationists, including high-profile Montanans, and is considered a key political issue for Obama during an election year.

Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus, Rep. Denny Rehberg, and Gov. Brian Schweitzer have all spoken in favor of the pipeline. Rehberg already responded to today's report on Twitter.


The Post says "the administration will allow TransCanada to reapply after it develops an alternate route through the sensitive habitat of Nebraska’s Sandhills."

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