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Obama Makes Shocking Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

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"The president is likely to announce his decision on the northern leg of the Keystone XL, the hugely controversial 1,179-mile-long pipeline that would bring tar-sands oil down from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries. Although no final decision has been made, two high-level sources in the Obama administration told me recently that the president has all but decided to deny the permit for the pipeline -- a dramatic move that would light up Democratic voters and donors while further provoking the wrath of Big Oil. Finally, Obama is positioning the U.S. to play a key role in negotiations on a new global-climate treaty that will begin next year, establishing American leadership on climate issues and giving him one last chance to lead the world to a cooler future before he leaves the Oval Office." Read more from Jeff Goodell at Rolling Stone here: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obamas-last-shot-20140423 Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks breaks down this momentous decision by the Obama administration. What are the motives behind this decision? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.