Obama Expected to Reject Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

WASHINGTON – President Obama isexpected on Friday to announce that he has reejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a flash point in the debate over his climate policies.

President Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,79-mile pipeline which would have carrien 800,000 barrels a day of carbon heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he is seeking to build an ambitious legacy on climate change.

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