Obama: No decision on transnational pipeline

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DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration has made no decision on whether a Canadian company can proceed with plans for a transnational oil pipeline to Texas.

A protester during Obama’s appearance at the University of Colorado Denver yelled that the president should say no to the contested Keystone XL project.

Obama said his administration is looking into the issue but had made no decision. He told the protester: “I know your deep concern about it. We will address it.”

The proposed pipeline has prompted protests nationally and demonstrators have been arrested in front of the White House. Demonstrators protested outside one of Obama’s fundraisers in San Francisco Tuesday.

The pipeline would carry oil derived from tar sands in Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas.