Keystone XL Gets the Go Ahead

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CBJ — After more than a decade of controversy it appears as if expansion of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will move forward after it garnered approval from regulators in Nebraska.  Nebraska was the only state that had not granted permission. Word of the approval comes just days after part of the existing Keystone oil pipeline system had to be turned off following a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota.

Keystone XL is to cross through parts of Montana, South Dakota and most of Nebraska en route to the Gulf of Mexico.

The proposed pipeline would expand on the existing Keystone system, which runs through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and into Missouri and Illinois.

The pipeline will link Canada’s oilsands from Hardisty, Alberta to Houston, Texas.

U.S. President Donald Trump was adamant the project would get back on track after being derailed by the previous Obama administration.