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story.lead_photo.caption Environmentalists welcomed the government delay on the Keystone XL pipeline decision, saying it shows arguments against the project are being taken seriously.

President Barack Obama’s administration is putting off its decision on the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, indefinitely extending its review of the project.

Photo by JACQUELYN MARTIN / AP
President Barack Obama speaks Friday in the Rose Garden during a trophy presentation to the Naval Academy football team as Washington wound down for Easter. A senior State Department official said Friday that the delay on the Keystone pipeline decision was not meant to avoid a call on the project before fall elections.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 04/19/2014

Print Headline: Pipeline decision likely off until fall

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