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US Sen. Johnson says he'd vote against Keystone XL

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Retiring U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says he would vote against legislation to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline should the Senate bring the long-delayed project up for a vote.
   Johnson confirmed his opposition Friday. His decision comes as the U.S. House voted to approve the legislation.
   The GOP-controlled House has voted several times to approve the pipeline, which would move Canadian oil to the Gulf Coast and would cut through South Dakota. Legislation on the issue has always fallen victim to gridlock in the Senate, where the Democratic majority leader has worked to prevent its passage.
   Johnson this week said a review process should play out before constructing the pipeline. The Democrat says any project that big must be dealt with carefully because of environmental, economic and public safety concerns.

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