Hillary Clinton: Keystone XL safety will be above the law

The Hill’s E2-Wire reports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday that the proposed pipeline to bring Canadian oil sands to Gulf Coast refineries, if approved, will operate under tougher safety standards than the law requires.

Clinton addressed TransCanada’s planned $7 billion, 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline — which is under State Department review — after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird in Washington, D.C.

The Hill’s E2-Wire quotes Clinton as saying: “We have worked with the applicant, with TransCanada, to develop a set of conditions above and beyond what is required by law to ensure that if the permit is issued, the project will be as safe as it could possibly be.”

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