Obama Administration Rejects The Keystone XL Pipeline

Follows TransCanada calling for pause in government review

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The U.S. government will formally reject granting permission to complete the Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to The Wall Street Journal.

CNN further confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has come out against the project:

President Obama will address the nation on the decision at 11:45 a.m. ET today (Friday, November 6) according to Climate Central.

The move follows on the heels of the announcement earlier this week that the principal company behind the pipeline, TransCanada, that it was requesting a pause in the U.S. State Department's review of the project, citing ongoing legal disputes over it in the state of Nebraska.