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White House says Obama would veto bill to approve Keystone pipeline
White House says Obama would veto bill to approve Keystone pipeline

President Obama would veto legislation aimed at forcing him to speed up approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, the White House said Tuesday, setting up a showdown with Congress just hours after Republicans took control. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed the president’s opposition to the legislation Republicans in the House and Senate have said would be a top priority. The bill would approve construction of a pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf of the Mexico and compel Obama to make a decision on the long-stalled project. The promised veto does leave open the possibility that the president could approve the pipeline itself, through an extensive...

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