Keystone Pipeline Clears Crucial Hurdle

The politically charged Keystone pipeline has cleared a crucial hurdle! A State Department review says it would have a negligible immediate impact on carbon emissions; President Obama has said the pipeline must be carbon-neutral. The next step is a 90-day comment period, the pipeline would transport oil from Canada to the gulf coast. Republicans and the oil industry support the pipeline to create jobs, but environmentalists and liberal democrats complain it bolsters dirty fossil fuel production.


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