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McCarthy Hints at Keystone Approval

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.(Richard A. Bloom)

Speaking with The Boston Globe on Monday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy gave hints that President Obama is leaning toward approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, according to Globe reporter David Abel.

 

That sounds an awful lot like the reasoning of the pipeline's advocates—that if the pipeline is not approved, drilling in the Alberta tar sands will still take place and the oil will instead be transported by rail and other methods. Of course, Obama's final decision won't come down to a quote by one of his Cabinet members, but McCarthy's words could be an indicator of administration thinking.

 
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