GOP killed Keystone, environmentalists say - UPI.com
Republican critics of U.S. President Barack Obama might have killed the Keystone XL pipeline by forcing the administration’s hand, environmental groups said.
A measure inserted in a bill to extend payroll tax benefits gave Obama about two months to determine whether the proposed Keystone XL was in the national interest.
Nebraskans had protested the original route for the tar sands pipeline from Canada would pass over a key aquifer. That triggered the U.S. State Department to re-examine the route for the trans-national pipeline, meaning a decision wasn’t likely until after November 2012 presidential elections.