Obama links OK of Keystone XL pipeline to emissions
President Barack Obama speaks Tuesday about climate change at Georgetown University in Washington.
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his approval or rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline will hinge on whether the project would mean a big increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
Environmental groups heralded that statement, which was the first time the White House directly tied the pipeline decision to the larger issue of global climate change.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:00 am.