In a segment on Friday, Rachel Maddow covered the announcement from the State Dept.’s Inspector General, which said the conflict of interest investigation it has launched into the contractor hired to do the environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline would not be completed until 2014. Maddow and fellow MSNBC host Chris Hayes called the news a ‘win’ for KXL opponents, and also spoke about the direct effect that grassroots efforts in pipeline states like Nebraska are having on this process.

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