Now that President Obama will never face another re-election campaign, the Keystone Pipeline may now have the political environment it needs to go through. In this video, Motley Fool energy analyst Joel South talks about the American public's need to have access to this Canadian oil, the potential job growth that this pipeline could mean if it goes forward, and some of the barriers that still exist, such as Nebraska's environmentally sensitive Sand Hills region.

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