Obama Administration Weighs Request For Keystone Delay

Nov 4, 2015
Originally published on November 3, 2015 1:27 pm

The Obama administration is weighing whether to grant a request made Monday by TransCanada Corporation — the company that wants to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada into the U.S. — to pause a review of its permit application for the pipeline.

That could delay a decision on the pipeline until after the 2016 presidential election. Last night, author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who’s led opposition to the pipeline for years, tweeted “When we fight we win. So we should fight.”

He speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about what this delay request could mean if granted.

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