After Court Clears Path for Keystone, State Dept. Tries to Explain Continued Stalling

Though the Nebraska Supreme Court has cleared a major hurdle in the way of building the Keystone XL pipeline, the Department of State refused to give a timeline on when it will give its recommendation based on "national interest."

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to answer questions on how long it will take the State Department to complete its determination and deliver the result to President Obama. Psaki said that the department's review was paused when it went through litigation in Nebraska up to the state's Supreme Court.

The Nebraska Supreme Court determined today that the current route of the pipeline was valid and removed the last remaining legal hurdle standing in the way of the pipeline's construction.

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Matt Lee grilled Psaki on why she was evading the subject of the pipeline and suggested that the administration might be deliberately stalling the process until after November 2016 election.

Following the court ruling, the House passed a bill stripping the President of his authority and approved the Keystone XL pipeline. It is expected to pass through the Senate in the coming week. President Obama has promised to veto the bill to allow the State Department complete its review.