(Fox News) President Obama is facing increasing pressure from Senate Democrats to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, following the release Friday of a State Department report that raised no major environmental concerns.
"Today's Environmental Impact Statement confirms what Alaskans already know -- there are ways to safely and responsibly diversify our domestic energy supply," said Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. "Move this project forward."
Begich also said he will continue to "demand" that Obama approve the $7 billion pipeline project while reminding him that development in Alaska's Arctic Ocean and National Petroleum Reserve is critical in securing the county's energy independence from foreign countries.
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