Despite Trump Approval, Keystone XL Pipeline Still has Hurdles to Cross

The Trump administration recently issued a presidential permit to TransCanada to operate and construct the Keystone XL pipeline. The presidential permit grants permission to construct, connect, operate, and maintain the pipeline facilities at the international border between the United States and Canada, covering approximately 1.2 miles of pipeline. The remaining 1,200 miles of Keystone XL must be approved by various regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada. The granting of the presidential permit is a big step forward for the pipeline, but many significant regulatory and legal steps remain before TransCanada can start construction of Keystone XL. Read more about the issuance of the presidential permit and the hurdles ahead for Keystone XL in our recent eUpdate here:

Wells Parker

Wells is a Partner and co-chair of Dorsey’s Energy and Natural Resources Industry Group. Wells focuses primarily on natural resources and renewable energy development. He represents a wide range of mining, oil & gas and renewable energy clients in acquisition, financing, development, permitting, infrastructure and economic development projects.

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