Obama Said to Reject Keystone Project, a Win for Environmentalists

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Obama set to reject Keystone XL project, citing climate concerns.

President Obama will reject a presidential permit Friday for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline Friday, according to individuals briefed on the decision, citing concerns about its impact on the climate. and Steele City, Neb. puts an end–at least for now–to a seven-year fight over a project that came to symbolize what Obama could do unilaterally to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

On Wednesday the State Department rejected TransCanada’s request to suspend its review of the pipeline until the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a revised route through the state. We’re still oftly sad about Keystone south and are well aware that the next president could undo all this, but this is a day of celebration.” Juliet Eilperin is The Washington Post’s White House bureau chief, covering domestic and foreign policy as well as the culture of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. She is the author of two books—one on sharks, and another on Congress, not to be confused with each other—and has worked for the Post since 1998.

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