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New federal highway bill offers improvement

The Oklahoman Editorial Modified: June 28, 2012 at 12:00 am •  Published: June 29, 2012

This agreement also showed that compromise is still possible in Washington. Republicans dropped their demand that it include a provision requiring that the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline be built, and Democrats agreed to make the environmental review process less of a hassle.

It isn’t perfect, but a federal bill that cuts red tape and gives states a little more latitude is worth cheering.

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