Global Politics

Pipeline Troubles


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The Keystone Oil Pipeline is pictured under construction in North Dakota in this undated photograph released on January 18, 2012. The Obama administration was poised on Wednesday to reject the Keystone crude oil pipeline, according to sources, a decision that would be welcomed by environmental groups but inflame the domestic energy industry. REUTERS/TransCanada Corporation/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS

Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with The World's environment editor Peter Thomson about a small oil spill that may have big consequences for a plan to pump oil from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean, and may even play into the fight over the Keystone oil pipeline in the US.

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