Northeast Texans, nation await decision on pipeline
WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama says what's best for the American people and the economy will guide his administration's decision on whether a Canadian company can go ahead with a transnational oil pipeline to Texas.
The proposed pipeline has prompted protests across the country. Demonstrators have also been arrested in front of the White House.
Obama said Tuesday that among the factors to be evaluated is whether the pipeline would threaten drinking water supplies in places where it would be located.
Those locations include several in Northeast Texas; like Lamar, Delta, Hopkins and Wood counties.
The State Department is leading the review because the pipeline crosses an international border.