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White House: Obama Awaits More Keystone Reviews; Timing Unclear

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February 03, 2014 AT 4:41 AM
President Barack Obama's top aide said on Sunday, Obama still wants to hear from other federal agencies before deciding whether to accept the State Department's finding, that the Keystone XL pipeline would have no major impact on climate change. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Obama would decide once the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department and other federal experts offer their assessments of the State Department review, as well as their own analysis. Pressure on Obama to approve the project mounted on Friday with the release of the State Department report, which concluded the pipeline's impact on climate change would not be significant.