26 Jun '12, 3pm

U.S. Grants a Keystone Pipeline Permit

Doug Mills/The New York Times President Obama pledging to green-light a southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline at a pipeyard near Cushing, Okla., in March. The Obama administration, moving swiftly on the president’s promise to expedite the southernmost portion of the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, has granted construction permits for part of the route passing through Texas, officials said on Tuesday. The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday told TransCanada, which wants to build a 1,700-mile pipeline to carry heavy crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, that it could begin construction on the portion of the proposed pipeline that would end at the gulf port of Nederland, Tex. The Corps of Engineers is still reviewing permits for a section of the pipeline beginning at a major oil depot in Cushing, Okla., and linking up with the final leg ending at the gulf. In January, Preside...

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