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Keystone contractor review won't be ready before January
- The investigation of an alleged conflict of interest by a U.S. State Department contractor reviewing the proposed Keystone XL pipeline (TRP +0.8%) won’t be complete until January, the department's inspector general says.
- The IG is reviewing whether recommendations it made in a 2012 report into conflict questions about another Keystone contractor are being followed as the department conducts an environmental review of the project.
- It’s not clear whether the State Department would need to wait for the review before deciding whether to approve building the pipeline.