Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Major defeat for opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline

In a major defeat for opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, an inspector general report largely clears the State Department of violating its conflict-of-interest procedures in selecting an outside contractor to analyze the project.

Anti-Keystone activists have long argued that the contractor that helped State prepare an environmental analysis of the Alberta-to-Texas pipeline is unfit for the job.

Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama are expected to make a decision on the pipeline in the next few months.

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