Lawmakers ask Obama to delay Keystone decision

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Posted: Oct 26, 2011 2:03 PM
Lawmakers ask Obama to delay Keystone decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders and 13 other lawmakers have called on President Barack Obama to delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until the State Department probes alleged conflicts of interest over the project.

Sanders also asked the State Department's inspector general in a letter to investigate whether alleged conflicts of interest have tainted the process for reviewing TransCanada Corp's Canada-to-Texas oil sands pipeline.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner)