Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest to demand a stop to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline outside the White House last November.
December 14, 2011 The House passed a bill on Tuesday forcing President Obama to decide on the controversial pipeline project within 60 days. Republicans say the pipeline should be approved quickly because it would create "more than 100,000 jobs."
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November 10, 2011 A final decision on building a new oil pipeline to connect Alberta, Canada, to U.S. refineries near the Gulf of Mexico will not be made until after the 2012 presidential election, the State Department said Thursday.
November 10, 2011 The 2012 presidential election could be close, with President Obama needing support from every segment of his political base to win re-election. So the president's decision to delay his controversial decision on the Keystone XL pipeline until beyond Election Day 2012 isn't really a shocker.
August 31, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie, and the "therapeutic" effect of class reunions. In the second hour, the potential costs and benefits of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, and the changing trend in the college roommate.
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