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U.S. Republicans Seek Keystone Approval While Foes Vow To Risk Arrest

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February 12, 2014 AT 2:24 AM
Dozens of Republican senators on Tuesday called on the White House to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as foes vowed to risk arrest at protests against the controversial project. President Barack Obama will have the final say on whether to allow the pipeline that could deliver as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Canadian oil sands crude to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners. Lawmakers who favor the plan are pushing the White House to approve the project without further delay. Keystone's backers argue that blocking pipelines will discourage development of a region where oil is abundant, but is carbon-intensive to produce.