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wash­ing­ton» The Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion will ap­prove the Key­stone XL pipe­line Fri­day, se­nior U.S. of­fi­cials said, end­ing years of de­lay for a project that has served as a flash­point in the na­tional de­bate about cli­mate change.

The State De­part­ment will rec­om­mend the pipe­line is in U.S. in­ter­ests, clear­ing the way for the White House to grant a pres­i­den­tial per­mit to Tran­sCanada to build the $8 bil­lion pipe­line, two of­fi­cials said. It’s a sharp re­ver­sal from the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion, which re­jected the pipe­line af­ter deem­ing it con­trary to na­tional in­ter­ests.

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