Watching Government: Obama's signals on Keystone

As national environmental organizations increased pressure on the Obama administration to reject the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's cross-border permit application, the president indicated that he—and not the US Department of State—will make the final decision. Moreover, Obama said during a Nov. 1 interview with television station KETV in Omaha, Neb., he will be considering the project's potential health and environmental impacts as well as its potential employment, economic, and energy security benefits. "Folks in Nebraska, like all across the country, aren't going to say we'll take a few thousand jobs if it means kids are potentially going to be drinking water that damag...

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