What's Next in the Ongoing Keystone XL Saga?

The State Department could give soon the go ahead - or the ax - to the Keystone pipeline.

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Some of 500 miles worth of pipe made for the Keystone oil pipeline.

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What's next?

The comment period in which the public and other interested parties can pipe up and send their two cents about the project is almost up – the State Department will take those comments into consideration when finalizing the environmental impact statement and then conduct a national interest evaluation to determine whether the pipeline is in the nation's public interest.

The final decision on the pipeline is expected as early as late summer.

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