Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

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Washington –  The US President, Barack Obama on Friday rejected the controversial Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of review.

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The project called for the construction of a 1,900-kilometre long pipeline that will pump 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.

The US State Department spearheaded the review and was responsible for providing a recommendation to Obama as the pipeline will cross the US-Canada border and then span six US states.

Pipeline supporters said the project would produce 40,000 jobs and reduce US dependence on Middle East oil imports.

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Environmentalists feared its construction would exacerbate greenhouse gas emissions and cause environmental damage through potential leaks in the pipeline itself. (dpa/NAN)

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