Obama said approving project would undercut global leadership as climate change is a diplomatic imperative that overrides traditionally domestic interests

The symbolism was everything. Standing before a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt, the conservationist president who 104 years ago busted the Standard Oil monopoly, Barack Obama made his own tilt at an environmental legacy.

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Source: Guardian Environment