White House rejects Keystone XL pipeline

By Hilton Price

The Obama Administration has rejected TransCanada Corp.’s plans to expand the Keystone oil pipeline. The planned expansion, referred to as Keystone XL, would run a pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The planned route crossed through ecologically-contested areas, like the Sandhills region of Nebraska.

In a statement Wednesday, President Obama said, “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.”

The rejection does not mean an end for the pipeline. TransCanada has the option to submit new applications for alternate routes for the pipeline. The company has not yet released a comment on the decision.

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