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Pipeline Decision Reaches Final Stages

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The Keystone XL pipeline is reaching it's final stages as the State Department released its final stages of an environmental statement. The report says the project would have a minimal impact on greenhouse gas emissions. And North Dakota's congressional delegation is urging President Obama to approve the pipeline.

"It's almost gotten to the point where I don't care what the decision is, just make one and then Congress will have to decide what they're going to do once you make that decision. But, I think what we've seen over the last years has been death by delay and we can't let that happen. And the Canadians are getting enormously frustrated," says Senator Heitkamp.

The study is not a final decision, but will provide more information for the president's decision. The pipeline would transport oil from Alberta Canada to Texas. The route does not go through North Dakota, but feeder lines to the main pipeline could transport Bakken crude.

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