"Greens Ask U.S. To Delay Keystone Decision After Arkansas Leak"

"Environmental groups on Monday asked the Obama administration to extend the approval process of the Keystone XL pipeline, using last month's spill of heavy Canadian crude oil in Arkansas as their latest reason to delay the project."

"The Obama administration is deciding whether to approve the Canada-to-Nebraska leg of TransCanada Corp's proposed pipeline, which would link Canada's oil sands, the world's third richest crude oil deposit, to refineries in Texas.

The State Department, which issued a draft environmental assessment of the $5.3 billion project on March 1, indicated then that a final decision could come by July or August."

Timothy Gardner reports for Reuters April 9, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"Exxon Works To Cut Out Pipeline Section After Arkansas Spill" (Reuters)

"Killing Keystone Seen as Risking More Oil Spills by Rail" (Bloomberg)

"At Oil Spill Cleanup in Arkansas, Exxon Running the Show, Not Federal Agencies" (InsideClimate News)
 

Source: Reuters, 04/09/2013