“The only issue is Nebraska,” Mr. Terry said. “[We can] do Nebraska later.”
Many Republicans and business groups have charged that the president is delaying the pipeline decision until after November’s election, because it is splitting two of his most important constituencies. Unions that would get many of the estimated 20,000 construction jobs building the pipeline support Keystone, while environmentalist groups oppose it.
But Mr. Terry insists this isn’t about politics.
“This doesn’t have anything to do with elections,” he said. “If we do it the week after the election, I’m equally as pleased as if we do it tomorrow.”
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