Keystone XL supporters ramp up pressure on Obama

01/2/2012 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama will face political backlash if he doesn't approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, proponents of the project said. "In our view it's a slam dunk decision because it benefits the country in terms of jobs and national security," said Marty Durbin, the American Petroleum Institute's executive vice president of government affairs. Language in a payroll tax-reduction package that allows for changing the pipeline's route to avoid Nebraska's Sandhills region is also key for the project's approval, Durbin added.

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