The New York Times:
The company seeking to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked the Obama administration on Monday to suspend its review of the project, potentially bringing an abrupt halt to the politically charged debate over a proposal that had become part of a broader fight over President Obama’s environmental policies.
TransCanada, the Calgary-based company seeking to build the 1,179-mile pipeline, announced the move in a letter to the State Department, which must approve cross-border projects and had been reviewing its application for a presidential permit. The pipeline would carry 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, and the question of its approval has weighed heavily over Mr. Obama as he sought to build an ambitious legacy on climate change.
A delay would be almost certain to put off a final decision on the pipeline until Mr. Obama left office, making it likely that the pipeline would be a hotly debated topic in the 2016 presidential race.
Environmental advocates and liberal activists, many of whom are convinced that the Obama administration will ultimately reject the pipeline, called TransCanada’s request a ploy to avoid having its proposal killed.
That last part may in fact be true, but since Hillary has already said she would reject the pipeline deal that means Transcanada may have to wait many many more years before revisiting this project which essentially means that yes it is dead.
Unless of course by some miracle the Republicans actually choose a candidate with the ability to win.
Nah, it's dead.
Of course Transcanada can still take solace in the fact that they still have that 500 million dollars that former governor Sarah Palin gave them in the ignorant attempt to convince them to build a gas pipeline in Alaska that most of us knew all along would never be built.