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9 divisive energy issues for the election

The domestic energy boom and tighter regulations aren't going away no matter who wins the election. But Obama and Romney differ widely on several key issues.

Keystone Pipeline

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Although Obama didn't approve the Keystone expansion during his first term, most suspect that was a sop to his environmental base, who oppose the pipeline largely because they don't want Canada's carbon-heavy oil sands developed.

But not wanting to pass up the nearby crude, analysts expect Obama would approve the Keystone project during a second term, albeit with a strict environmental review and permitting conditions.

Romney has said he would approve the pipeline his first day on the job.

Source: Rapidan Group, Guggenheim Securities, ClearView Energy Partners, Eurasia Group
- Last updated September 25 2012 01:29 PM ET

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