Saturday, February 1, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- Another hurdle is out of the way for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department's final impact assessment raises no serious environmental objections to the pipeline, increasing chances of final approval by the Obama administration. The pipeline would carry oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. In earlier remarks, White House spokesman Jay Carney called the lengthy application review process "complex" and would not predict when a final decision will be made. Environmentalists strongly oppose the pipeline project while supporters argue it will create much-needed jobs.