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GOP Pressures Obama to Build Pipeline with New 'Keystone XL Clock'

Feb 12, 2013
(The Hill)

House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans on Monday put President Obama on the "Keystone Clock."

In a new messaging campaign, the committee’s GOP members have plastered a "Keystone Clock" on its website that shows 1,606 days have passed since TransCanada Corp. filed its September 2008 application for the oil sands pipeline with the State Department.

"Keystone XL remains an opportunity to help create a more secure energy future, but the clock on Keystone XL is still ticking as the president continues to delay his decision on the project," committee Republicans said in a Monday statement.

Obama has the power to approve or reject the pipeline, as it crosses national boundaries.