Obama Looks At Keystone Through Carbon Pollution Lens

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- In his speech outlining new measures to reduce the country’s carbon footprint, President Barack Obama tied the controversial Keystone XL pipeline’s fate to the emissions it will cause, a move attorneys say will make it more difficult for the project to win the administration’s approval.

The president went out of his way to mention Keystone during his speech Tuesday detailing his plan to address climate change, saying he will approve the pipeline only if it does not “significantly exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution.”

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