October 13, 2011

Jobs and Energy at Stake With Key Pipe

Gardner & Rascoe, Reuters


Reuters

(Reuters) - A show of strength by angry ranchers, landowners and green groups against a proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline is unlikely to sway the U.S. government's imminent decision on whether to back the project.

The State Department on Friday wrapped up a series of hearings into TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline that would take crude from Alberta's oil sands to Texas refineries, with the issue having become a flashpoint in a debate over energy security and jobs versus environmental degradation.

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TAGGED: Keystone XL pipeline, economy, jobs, Reuters

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