NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012
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(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The firestorm over President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone oil pipeline that would run from Canada to the Gulf coast examined; map shown; statement from Obama quoted; details given about the debate over how many jobs are at stake; scenes shown of environmentalists protesting against the project. [Republican presidential candidate Newt GINGRICH – says this is a stupid thing to do.] [Senator Mark BEGICH, American Petroleum Institute CEO Jack GERARD- criticize Obama over jobs.] [Natural Resources Defense Council Susan CASEY-LEFKOWITZ- says a disastrous oil spill would mean losses of jobs for farmers.] Canada’s decision to send its oil to China noted.
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