The U.S. State Department said it is delaying a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because of a Nebraska court case about the pipeline route. But many others, including some Democratic lawmakers, see it as another stall tactic aimed at putting off the controversial decision until after the November elections. “I am frankly appalled at the continued foot-dragging by this administration on the Keystone project,” complained Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. Many environmentalists oppose the pipeline, but 65 percent of Americans think it should be approved, according to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll.
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