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Report due on environmental impact of Keystone XL

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File image of a section of Keystone XL pipeline during construction in Texas File image of a section of Keystone XL pipeline during construction in Texas

A report is due out Friday afternoon that could help determine whether the Keystone XL oil pipeline gets built. The results of an environmental impact study are a critical step in the process to determining if it will get the green light from the Obama administration.

If approved, the pipeline would carry 830-thousand barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada to refineries on the U.S. gulf coast.

Supporters say the pipeline would reduce oil imports from unstable nations and create jobs at home.  Opponents warn against potential damage to the environment and doubt if any long term jobs would be created.

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