Keystone XL decision may be first policy test in second Obama term

11/26/2012
US President Barack Obama's decision on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project could be the first major policy test in the president's second term, American Petroleum Institute officials said. "It will be the first serious test," API Pres. Jack N. Gerard said during a Nov. 14 luncheon at the IHS Forum. "If he denies the application, it will show climate and emissions matter more than jobs and economic growth to his administration." Obama should give voters what they asked for in the Nov. 6 elections and approve the project at his earliest opportunity, API Executive Vice-Pres. Marty Durbin recommend on Nov. 15. "He has the authority to approve this [cr...
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