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Keystone, coal ash dropped from Highway Bill, Inhofe says

WASHINGTON, DC — “Language requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and barring Environmental Protection Agency regulation of coal-ash waste were dropped from a highway spending bill being negotiated by U.S. lawmakers, Republican Senator James Inhofe said.

The deal removes two obstacles preventing agreement on a compromise package paying for bridge and road construction and transit programs. Legislation drafted by a Senate-House committee may be filed tonight, Inhofe, chief Republican negotiator for the Senate on the package, said today.”

— Jim Snyder and Kathleen Hunter, Bloomberg News

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