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Obama Faces Decision About Controversial Oil Pipelinei
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January 16, 2014 1:32 AM
While the United States has an extensive network of some 2,000 oil pipe lines, one project is generating considerable debate. That’s the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry more than 800,000 barrels of heavy tar sands oil 3,000 kilometers from Canada, through the American Midwest to refineries on the Gulf coast. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, Keystone advocates say it will bring jobs and energy security, while opponents question the environmental costs.

Obama Faces Decision About Controversial Oil Pipeline

Published January 15, 2014

While the United States has an extensive network of some 2,000 oil pipe lines, one project is generating considerable debate. That’s the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would carry more than 800,000 barrels of heavy tar sands oil 3,000 kilometers from Canada, through the American Midwest to refineries on the Gulf coast. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, Keystone advocates say it will bring jobs and energy security, while opponents question the environmental costs.


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