Clinton is asked to excuse self from pipeline bid

Clinton is asked to excuse self from pipeline bid

POSTED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:28am

UPDATED: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 10:31am

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Several environmental groups are calling for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to excuse herself from the review of a $7 billion oil pipeline project because of comments she made last month suggesting support for it.

TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline needs a permit from the State Department because the pipeline would cross the U.S.-Canadian border in carrying Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Clinton said Oct. 15 that she was inclined to approve the pipeline, which is still under review.

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would cross Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and several communities in East Texas. TransCanada has also proposed building connection from the Keystone XL pipeline to the Bakken oil field in Montana and North Dakota.
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