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U.S. delays review of contentious Keystone pipeline

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to ...

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April 19, 2014
3:28 p.m.

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Why not just build a refinery either in Canada or northern US to refine this oil? That would provide permanent jobs and maybe keep some of the costs down. Gas and Oil prices could be stabilized somewhat with less cross country distribution. Why are all refineries near the southern coasts? The only benefit of this is to ship oil overseas, not to make it available in North America, where it would reduce imports of foreign oil. The Alaskan pipeline is a perfect example - none of that oil comes to the US, it ALL goes overseas! Why!!!