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Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline
Some Senate Democrats call on Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31. The letter’s forcefulness hints at the growing anxiety among many Democrats that they could lose control of the Senate in November. A decision by the end of May to approve the controversial $5.3-billion project would give embattled Democratic candidates in more conservative states a timely accomplishment to tout to skeptical constituents. “The time to act is now Mr. President,” the letter from 11 Senate Democrats says. “Please use your executive authority to expedite this process to a swift...

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