State Department Reverses Obama Decision and OKs Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

By Jon LeSage The controversial Keystone XL pipeline transporting Canadian tar sands oil from Alberta through the U.S. has been approved by the State Department.
Canadian oil company TransCanada can now construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the border in Montana for importing the crude oil.
Previous Secretary of State John Kerry rejected the pipeline in November 2016, citing the Obama administration’s commitment to fight climate change. Two days after his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump invited Canada to resubmit the application. The company did so, and found approval through the State Department today.
Keystone’s first application for the Keystone XL pipeline was

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