31 Jul '18, 3pm

Trump State Dept. Attempts 'Shortcut' to Build KXL Pipeline, Groups Say

Environmentalists spoke out against President Donald Trump 's State Department after it found "no significant environmental impacts" in its review of TransCanada's long-gestating Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The alternative route approved by Nebraska regulators in November would have "minor to moderate" impacts from its construction and operation, according to the 300-page draft report released Monday. It said the route would not have a major impact on the state's water resources, soils or wildlife. It may cause minor impacts on cultural resources such as Native American graves. Once built, the $8 billion 1,180-mile pipeline will transport heavy crude from Alberta's tar sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. The controversial project has been at the center of an environmental fight for a decade. President Obama rejected the KXL in 2015 partly due to concerns about its contrib...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/trump-state-dept-keystone-xl-pip...

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