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McCarthy Says EPA Will Be 'Honest' On KXL Review

Ben Geman
The Hill

July 30, 2013

New Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy said the agency will provide more input on the administration's Keystone XL pipeline review but did not say whether she believes the project would worsen climate change.

Her remarks follow President Obama’s late June pledge that he would not approve Keystone unless he’s sure it won’t “significantly exacerbate” carbon pollution on a “net” basis.

“I think the best that the EPA can do is to continue to be an honest commenter on the environmental impact statement, which we have done our best to do and will continue to do that and work with the administration as difficult decisions are made,” McCarthy in response to a Sierra Club question at a Harvard Law School event.

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