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Keystone XL Pipeline Plan Officially Rejected

Marking a rare victory for the environmental community, the $7 billion Keystone XL project, intended to link the Alberta tar sands to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, was formally rejected today by the Obama administration. But it’s not totally dead: The pipeline’s backers may file a new plan with a new, less dangerous route.

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Marking a rare victory for the environmental community, the $7 billion Keystone XL project, intended to link the Alberta tar sands to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico, was formally rejected today by the Obama administration. But it’s not totally dead: The pipeline’s backers may file a new plan with a new, less dangerous route.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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