Review passed, Obama nearer Keystone choice

Posted: February 1, 2014 at 3:36 a.m.

Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said Canada is encouraged by the outcome of the final environmental-impact study on the Keystone XL pipeline and urged the administration of President Barack Obama to make a “timely decision.”

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline cleared a key hurdle Friday with a government study that found its effect on the climate would be minimal, which supporters said meets President Barack Obama’s test for allowing the project to be built.

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