Obama Heading To Oklahoma To Fast-Track Southern Leg Of Keystone XL

“President Obama plans to announce in Cushing, Oklahoma Thursday that his administration will expedite the permit process for the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, a source familiar with the president’s announcement tells CNN.” Obama foreshadowed this decision in his January announcement to deny the international permit for the Canada-to-Texas tar sands pipeline, when he said he supported “the potential development of an oil pipeline from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf of Mexico.”

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