The controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline has suffered a major setback, with President Obama's Jan. 18 announcement that the State Dept. denied a permit for the $7-billion project. But the pipeline's supporters say that it is too soon to call the project dead.
TransCanada, the Calgary-based energy company that wants to build the pipeline, says it will reapply for a U.S. permit. In addition, GOP congressional leaders, furious at the administration's decision, say they will push to ensure that the pipeline eventually gets built.
“All options are on the table,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters shortly after the president issued his announcement. "This fight is not going to go away," Boehner added.