Keystone pipeline: Obama given boost from EPA report revising climate impact

Falling oil prices could mean higher carbon pollution for the controversial pipeline, a finding that gives Obama new cause to reject the project Falling oil prices have changed the economic viability of the Keystone XL pipeline – and that means the project would result in much higher carbon pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Tuesday. The finding gives Barack Obama new grounds on which to reject the pipeline, only days after the Senate voted to force approval of the project and as the House Republican leadership moved to a final vote that could send a pipeline bill toward the president’s desk as soon as next week