Keystone XL decisions increase climate stakes for Obama

The long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline proposal has gained traction in the US following Republican gains and two Federal and state decisions. But the pipeline threatens US credibility on climate change ahead of the Paris summit

The divisive Keystone XL project is for many the litmus test for US climate policy (photograph: Brodogg1313/Dreamstime.com)Two decisions at US federal and state level favouring the development of a controversial 1,170-mile tar sand oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas have put the spotlight on the country’s energy policies.

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