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In a landmark speech on climate change today, President Obama offered an insight into whether he’ll approve the controversial 1,700-mile pipeline, explaining that he will only approve the Keystone XL Pipeline if it is proven to not increase carbon emissions. In the run up to President Obama’s much-anticipated speech laying out his administration’s climate plan, observers speculated that Obama wouldn’t mention the Keystone Pipeline in the speech. Even a version of the speech that was leaked just hours before it was delivered made no mention of the pipeline. But in a surprise move, the president offered a hint at what his decision will be.

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