Army Corps Approves Keystone's US Segment

Law360, New York (June 26, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration on Monday reportedly granted part of TransCanada Corp.’s request to build a U.S. leg of the contested Keystone XL pipeline, fulfilling a promise to expedite its regulatory review.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved TransCanada’s applications for permits to begin work on a 485-mile stretch of pipeline connecting the Cushing, Okla., pipeline hub to refineries in Port Arthur, Texas, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

TransCanada had originally proposed to build a 1,700-mile pipeline to carry tar sands oil from from Alberta,...
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