Newspaper article Roll Call

Hillary Clinton Opposes Keystone Pipeline

Newspaper article Roll Call

Hillary Clinton Opposes Keystone Pipeline

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Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline at an Iowa town hall Tuesday, citing climate change.

Clinton also seemed to ding President Barack Obama's administration for taking so long to make a decision; the State Department she used to head is in charge of the review, and Clinton said she thought they would have issued a decision by now and she could then say whether she agrees with it.

But after initially saying she would announce her position after she's elected, Clinton has now changed her tune.

"I think it is imperative that we look at the Keystone pipeline as what I believe it is: A distraction from the important work we have to do to combat climate change, and, unfortunately from my perspective, one that interferes with our ability to move forward to deal with all the other issues. Therefore, I oppose it. And I oppose it because I don't think it's in the best interests of what we need to do to combat climate change."

Clinton's decision to take a position comes after plummeting in the polls, with liberals flocking to Sen. …

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