Jan 31, 2014
By Michael Kramer
It’s been hotly-debated and often-delayed but finally the Keystone XL pipeline has seen some movement toward it’s approval.
A long-awaited report by the U.S. State Department raises no major objections to the proposed pipeline.
But it stops short of recommending approval of the project.
Part of the report says the development of the Alberta oil sands is driven by many more factors than a single pipeline.
At this point there’s still a lot of Keystone debate to come.
The Environmental Protection Agency and other departments now have 90 days to comment on the report.
The final decision on whether or not the pipeline may be built will be made by U.S. President Barack Obama.