White House Makes Case For Rejecting Oil Pipeline
January 18, 2012, 1:41 PM
The White House is presenting its case for rejecting a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
White House spokesman Jay Carney stopped short of saying a decision had been made. But amid a flurry of reports Wednesday that President Barack Obama would reject the Keystone XL pipeline, Carney suggested an announcement could be imminent.
Obama faces a February 21 deadline to decide whether the pipeline is in the national interest. Carney says the deadline is "purely political" and does not give the State Department enough time to properly view the pipeline proposal.
The $7 billion pipeline would run through six states and carry oil from Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.
© 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
6/17/2013 12:16 PM
Two people are in the hospital and one man is dead after a double shooting in Clear Lake, South Dakota.
6/17/2013 6:05 AM
Officials with the Deuel County Sheriff’s office are on the scene of a shooting near the Clear Lake, South Dakota area.
6/14/2013 11:42 AM
Sioux Falls residents Blayne Solberg and Joel Robshaw, both 22-years-old, were arrested at a home this week after authorities found 119 grams of a dru...
6/17/2013 10:36 AM
A Clear Lake, South Dakota, man shot two people before taking his own life on Sunday.
6/12/2013 8:32 PM
A two vehicle crash on SD Highway 10, about 20 miles north of Groton, resulted in the death of a Hecla teenager on Wednesday, June 12.