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Republicans push to start Keystone XL Pipeline project
Republicans in Congress are renewing their push for a permit to build part of the controversial Keystone Pipeline. Lawmakers announced they are introducing a new bill to allow builders to move forward with a section of the pipeline across Montana and South Dakota without the president's approval.
President Obama rejected the proposed permit earlier this year.
The government is waiting on an environmental review of the route from northern Nebraska to Canada before it moves forward.
But the new legislation would waive that requirement.
Bold Nebraska has responded. Saying, "Despite all indications that tar sands are the wrong choice for the country, Representative Lee Terry keeps moving forward with this slapdash project."
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