During a private meeting last week between President Obama and Congressional Republicans, the President reportedly offered support for hydraulic fracturing, but gave no definitive timeline for when his Administration would make a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project. The State Department is currently soliciting public comments on the department’s latest environmental review. That public comment period is scheduled to end on April 22. The State Department then plans to issue a final review, which could require an additional two months and be followed by the traditional 90-day interagency review. That would mean a final decision on the pipeline permit might not come until late summer or early fall.