White House Says Keystone XL Pipeline Review Continues


ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that the U.S. State Department continues to review TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from Canada's oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries.

"This project continues to be under review by the State Department. I'm not aware of any decision that the State Department has forwarded on to the White House," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, adding that he did not have an update on when the review would be completed.

Asked about a report in a Canadian newspaper that said President Barack Obama would deny a permit for the pipeline next week before the Labor Day holiday weekend, Earnest said he had not seen the report.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton; Editing by Emily Stephenson)


Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Michael L Mishler  |  August 27, 2015
The only thing more dangerous than the Pipe Line is Obama and the EPA. Only an idiot would do what the EPA did in Colorado. If it was you, Federal Prison would be your net address. This is what happens when Politics is more important than FACTS. Since when is CO2 a Toxic Gas.