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Keystone XL uncertainty after Obama veto

The President of the USA vetoed legislation brought to him by Congress that would have seen approval of the scheme

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are weighing their options following US president Barack Obama’s veto of legislation submitted to him by Congress, which would have cleared the way for the scheme to go ahead. Obama, who has expressed scepticism over the benefits of the project, said he would not support the legislation, because it would have bypassed an as-yet uncompleted review of the project by the US State Department. The review is likely to be concluded in the next few weeks. Environmental groups welcomed the decision, while leaders of the US Congress – where opposition Republicans in favour of Keystone XL command a majority – were scathing. The Republican Speaker of the House of

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