Keystone cops it from Washington and the green lobby.
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By Ben Geier
November 3, 2015

TransCanada, the company seeking to build the Keystone XL Pipeline, has suspended its request for the permits necessary to start building the controversial project.

Although the New York Times notes that it’s not clear yet whether the Obama administration will allow the review process to be suspended, the request adds yet another wrinkle to an issue that has been a hot-button political topic, both in Washington and on the campaign trail.

Allowing a delay would likely push off a decision about the pipeline until after the 2016 presidential election.

So far, only one candidate for presidency has sounded off on Twitter (TWTR) about Keystone XL since the news broke:

Sanders has made his opposition to Keystone XL a major talking point on the campaign trail as a way of shoring up his base of progressive voters.

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