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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, Ending Years Of Review, Debate Over Environmental Concerns: Report

By @abbyabrams on November 06 2015 11:30 AM EST

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Rutgers University-Newark S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice in New Jersey, Nov. 2, 2015. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Rutgers University-Newark S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice in New Jersey, Nov. 2, 2015. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday that he has rejected the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline, following the recommendation of Secretary of State John Kerry, who concluded the project was not in the country’s national security interest. The announcement brings to an end the years long review and discussion of the pipeline, which had become a symbol of partisan debate over fossil fuels in recent years.

The president and secretary of state spoke at the White House Friday morning following a meeting during which Kerry gave Obama his recommendation on rejecting the pipeline, which would have run crude oil 1,200 miles from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.

Read more at International Business Times.

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