Clinton breaks silence on Keystone pipeline, opposes it

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton speaks at the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and Girls Club of America campaign event in Laconia New HampshireBy Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has long avoided a firm position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, broke her silence on Tuesday and said she opposed it. “I have a responsibility to you and other voters,” Clinton, a former secretary of state, said at a town hall event in Iowa about TransCanada Corp’s project to bring Canadian oil to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico via Nebraska. A decision on Keystone that has been pending for seven years is important as it has become “a distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change,” she said.

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