Audio by title steve_kretzman_keystone_xlii_update

LATEST POLITICAL BRINKSMANSHIP AROUND KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 01/16/2012

Last November the Obama administration responded to intense public opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline—which would carry crude oil from Alberta's tar sands, to refineries on the Gulf Coast—by calling for additional environmental impact studies that could take more than a year to complete. This decision made many pipeline opponents hopeful, if not celebratory. But then six weeks later, as part of a deal to extend the payroll tax cut, congressional Republicans required that the administration make a decision on the project within 60 days.

49:11 minutes (56.29 MB)

 

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