Hot-button Keystone

NPR reporter and IJNR Fellow Jeff Brady covers President Obama's decision to reject an application to build the Keystone Pipeline - and the subsequent reaction in the political arena.

Keystone Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue President Obama rejected an application to build the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday. He blamed congressional Republicans, who had set a 60-day deadline for his administration to complete its review of the project.

Just minutes after Obama issued a statement denying the permit, Republican members of Congress lined up before TV cameras. "I'm deeply, deeply disappointed that our president decided to put his politics above the nation," said Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska.... Read and hear more