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03/05/2014 09:07 pm ET | Updated Mar 06, 2014

Ed Schultz: 'I Was Wrong' On Keystone XL Pipeline

MSNBC's Ed Schultz reversed his support for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Wednesday and said the United States shouldn't allow it to be built.

Schultz last month came out in favor of the controversial project, which would connect Alberta's tar sands oil to Gulf refineries. He called the pipeline "a step in the right direction when it comes to energy independence."

On Wednesday night, however, Schultz said that he changed his mind after hearing from people who would be affected by the pipeline. He said it would be "disastrous" if the pipeline "does leak, because it is irreversible."

"Mr. President, say no to this project," Schultz said. "I turn this night on this program. I was wrong. But after researching both sides and listening to all the experts, I don't think America needs to take this risk."

"Mr. President, it seems like you'll have to go talk to these people in Nebraska," Schultz added. "You won't have all the information, Mr. President, unless you do what I did. It's an eye opener."

Watch Schultz's comments in the clip above.

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