Byon November 06 2015 11:30 AM EST
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.
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