The White House did not decide on the Keystone pipeline

The White House will decide whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to check ” carefully ” the report of the U.S. State Department released yesterday , which considers ” unlikely” that this project has a serious climate impact , despite being heavily criticized by environmentalists.

“The decision on whether the project is of national interest will only be taken after careful review of the study and other relevant information , such as public opinion and the views of other agencies ,” said White House spokesman Matt Lehrich .

The Obama Administration has thus not a planned to make the decision on the controversial pipeline and has just explained that the review of the environmental study will take place during ” the coming weeks ” time.

The Obama administration is under pressure for years by the Canadian Executive to approve the pipeline , the company responsible for the Canadian TransCanada would build – in favor of the oil industry and business sectors.

But there are also strong complaints from environmentalists and civil organizations who oppose the project.

The State Department in its report issued Thursday explicit about whether or not to grant permission to TransCanada , a decision for Obama and will probably take months to get recommendations.

The publication of the report opens a ninety-day period in which eight federal agencies would study and make comments.

Then the Secretary of State of the United States , John Kerry will issue its recommendation on whether to build the pipeline is something of “national interest ” to Obama will consider in its final opinion .

” It remains unlikely that the approval or denial of any single project to transport crude significantly impact the rate of extraction of oil sands , or the continued demand for heavy oil refineries in the United States ,” the State Department in its study on the environmental impact of the project.

In the paper, it is argued that the removal of these arenas , of which food is the pipeline that would run the country from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico , is likely to continue at the same rate whether the project is built or not, and unless transportation costs rise , oil may be carried equally by rail if the pipeline is not built.

The study supports the extraction of tar sands generates ” more carbon emissions ” than other sources of oil , and predicts that the construction of Keystone XL ” would contribute to the cumulative emissions of greenhouse gases” , but no more than other projects contaminants ” of the same magnitude .”

Critics insist on Keystone XL environmental damage the project would have on the area, both by pollution from the tar sands as the destabilization of coastal ecosystems .

Following the publication of the report, several Republican lawmakers urged Obama to approve the project as soon as possible , arguing that generate tens of thousands of jobs in the country.