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Approve Keystone and Move On

Keystone XL has more value as a political issue than as a pipeline. That's why President Obama should just approve it already.
Waiting to become a pipeline.

Waiting to become a pipeline.

Photographer: Scott Dalton/Bloomberg

At this point, Keystone XL has more value as a political issue than as a pipeline. That's why President Barack Obama should just approve it already and put this absurdly politicized issue to rest.

True, the president has said he will veto the current congressional effort to force approval of the pipeline, but his objections seem more bureaucratic than substantive. And last week, the highest court in Nebraska, through which Keystone will run, quietly opened the door to allow him to approve the project through the proper channels.