Politics
11:24 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Keystone Pipeline Application to be Rejected, Sources Say

Approval for the Keystone XL pipeline – a controversial 1,700 mile pipeline designed to transport oil sands from Canada all the way to Texas ports along the Gulf of Mexico – is expected to be rejected today by the Obama Administration, according to a report from The Washington Post.

StateImpact Texas notes the announcement comes just a few weeks before the Obama administration would have been forced to make a decision on the proposal.

StateImpact Texas also notes that the reason offered for the rejection – the pipe’s route through environmentally sensitive areas of Nebraska – is already being addressed by the company behind the pipeline, TransCanada.

So while the Keystone Pipeline may not be built as currently routed, it’s highly unlikely this is the last we’ve heard of the project.