Company asks to suspend permit application with US authorities due to dispute in Nebraska – pushing pipeline issue into next president’s term

The company behind the Keystone XL pipeline has asked for its US permit application to be put on hold – a move that would leave the final decision on the controversial tar sands oil project to Barack Obama’s successor.

In a letter to John Kerry, the secretary of state, the Canadian company said on Monday that it was seeking to suspend the review of its permit application until the resolution of a dispute about its proposed route across the state of Nebraska.

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Source: Guardian Environment