Obama administration rejects Keystone XL permit application

01/23/2012
US President Barack Obama’s administration rejected the cross-border permit for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, saying that a deadline imposed by Congress does not give it time to properly determine if the proposed project is in the national interest in its current state. Denial does not preclude any subsequent permit application or applications for similar projects, the US Department of State said in its Jan. 18 announcement. “This announcement is not a judgment on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of a deadline that prevented the [DOS] from gathering the information necessary to approve the project and protect the American people,” Obama said as he announ...
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