TransCanada to resubmit proposal for Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada said it will resubmit plans to build the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline in the U.S.

President Barack Obama rejected a permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline after he said was rushed into a decision by Republicans in Congress. But he said he was open to a full review of the project, which would run through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

“We look forward to working with TransCanada to ensure that it is built in a safe, responsible and timely manner, and we commit to take every step possible to expedite the necessary federal permits," the White House said in a statement.

The route through Nebraska has been one of the biggest sticking points in the debate. Tribes, farmers and ranchers are concerned about impacts to water and the environment.

TransCanada said it would seek immediate approval to build the southernmost portion of the pipeline, from Oklahoma to Texas.

Get the Story:
TransCanada gives heads up on second Keystone XL try (The Lincoln Journal Star 2/28)
TransCanada to push ahead with part of Keystone pipeline (The Washington Post 2/28)
TransCanada Renewing Request to Build Keystone Pipeline (The New York Times 2/28)

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