-By Stephen C. Webster
November 10, 2011- The Obama administration plans to move a key decision on whether to approve the massive Keystone XL tar sands pipeline until after the 2012 presidential election, according to reports late Thursday that cited administration insiders.
While an official announcement was expected sometime this week, administration sources told USA Today and The New York Times that a decision would not be made before the election, and that the pipeline’s route may ultimately be changed.
The revelation comes just days after the Office of Inspector General (OIG) announced it would investigate how the State Dept. handled the deal with TransCanada to secure the pipeline’s route.