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Obama expected to reject a permit for Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama administration will reject a permit for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline, according to news reports.

But the State Department will reportedly allow TransCanada to submit another request with a new route for the pipeline. The current route starts in Canada and crosses Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

The plan has met significant resistance among tribes, ranchers and farmers in some states, like Nebraska and South Dakota. But other states have no problems with the pipeline.

President Barack Obama originally planned to make a decision after the November 2012 elections. But a rider passed by Congress last month required the administration to make a decision within 60 days.

Get the Story:
Obama administration to reject Keystone pipeline (The Washington Post 1/18)
State Dept. to Put Pipeline on Hold, Officials Say (The New York Times 1/18)

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