With Keystone snub, Obama aims for more leverage on climate

President Barack Obama announces he's rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline because he does not believe it serves the national interest, Friday Nov. 6, 2015, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama chided Republicans and Democrats alike for treating the Keystone XL pipeline as a signal of whether the U.S. would seriously fight global warming. Now that he’s killed the project, Obama is holding it up as Exhibit A as he works to lock in his environmental legacy with a powerful international climate accord.

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