Have your cake and eat it too.
The State Department on Wednesday will reject the Keystone XL pipeline, multiple sources following the project told POLITICO.
The formal announcement is expected at 3 p.m. from Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. Although the permit would be rejected, TransCanada would still be allowed to continue to work on and pitch an alternative route through Nebraska.
Not a surprising choice. TransCanada has already agreed to reroute the pipeline and plans to submit a new proposal in a few weeks. This announcement is nothing more than a bit of political theater to appease environmentalists who were concerned about the pipeline's original proposed path through Nebraska's Ogallala Aquifer.