State Department spokesman says there was no legal requirement to pause US review, a request seen by many as an attempt to avert rejection from Obama

The United States has formally denied a TransCanada Corp request to pause the US review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday.

John Kirby told a briefing there was no legal requirement to pause the Keystone review based on the developer’s request. Secretary of state John Kerry has not given a timeline for making a recommendation.

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Source: Guardian Environment