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Obama Quiet on Keystone XL

"After President Obama made no mention of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in his State of the Union address, Republicans hunkered down Tuesday night to spread the word that the project had been snubbed," The Hill reports.  

"Leading up to the president's fifth such address, Republicans called on Obama to make a decision on the proposed TransCanada pipeline — which would carry crude from the oil sands in Alberta, Canada, to Gulf of Mexico refineries."  

"Obama remained silent on his decision Tuesday, although questions were raised after Obama said he would streamline the permitting process for key projects to get more workers on the job — which is the kind of approval Keystone needs."  

National Journal : "Conservative lawmakers in the House and Senate are keeping up the pressure on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, despite the fact that the president made no mention of the project Tuesday in his State of the Union speech."

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