Keystone XL environmental study downplays pipeline's potential harm

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Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — A State Department analysis released Friday largely downplays potential environmental risks facing Nebraska and the rest of the globe from the Keystone XL pipeline.

The report was welcomed by the company behind the long-delayed project but denounced by environmental groups for whom the pipeline’s fate has become a potent symbol of the nation’s willingness to tackle climate change.

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