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TransCanada Keystone Pause Seen Giving Obama, Trudeau New Start

  • Suspension would allow Obama to punt pipeline decision further
  • Environmentalists declare victory while demanding rejection
The Enbridge Inc. Athabasca Pipeline Twinning project stands while under construction in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Canadian heavy crude reached its strongest level in more than two months on the spot market as a pipeline connection to the U.S. Gulf Coast began filling with crude ahead of its startup next month.
Photographer: Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg
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TransCanada Corp.’s request to pause a U.S. review of its Keystone XL oil pipeline gives President Barack Obama a way to ease a political headache at home and help him repair frayed relations with Canada.

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