Lawmakers Demand Probe Into TransCanada Pipeline

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT) -- U.S. lawmakers urged the Obama administration Wednesday to delay its decision on TransCanada Corp.'s 1,700-mile oil sands pipeline until after the U.S. State Department investigates whether TransCanada was improperly close to the contractor assessing the project's environmental impact.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., and 12 other lawmakers sent a letter to the State Department's inspector general Wednesday, requesting a probe into the department's handling of the environmental impact statement and the national interest determination for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

They also asked...
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