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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, announces he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest. (Susan Walsh/AP)
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry, announces he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest. (Susan Walsh/AP)
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President Obama is rejecting energy company TransCanada's proposal to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Though the decision is seven tumultuous years in the making for the president, he says it's time for the country to move on.

"While our politics have been consumed by a debate over whether or not this pipeline would create jobs and lower gas prices, we've gone ahead and created jobs and lowered gas prices," said Obama.

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Bill McKibben, founder of the anti-carbon campaign group 350.org, which tweets @350. He's also author of several books on climate change, including "The End of Nature" and has been a key opponent of Keystone XL.

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WBUR: President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

  • "Ending a process that has lingered for much of his time in the Oval Office, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. has rejected TransCanada's application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline."

This segment aired on November 6, 2015.

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