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U.S. State Department grants permit for Keystone XL: TransCanada

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Friday, Mar 24th, 2017


TransCanada Corp. is moving forward with its attempt to seek more than $15 billion compensation under the North American Free Trade Agreement following the U.S. government’s rejection of the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta

TransCanada says it has received a presidential permit from the U.S. State Department that allows it to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Former president Barack Obama rejected the previous Keystone proposal saying it wasn’t in the U.S. national interest.

The new administration has said repeatedly that President Donald Trump supports the project.

However, Keystone may face more hurdles.

TransCanada still does not have deals with all the landowners in Nebraska on the proposed route.

The company also lacks a permit in that state and protesters promise they will try to stop the project, which will stretch from Alberta to refineries Texas.


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