OIG Finds No Conflict Of Interest In Keystone Enviro Review

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2014, 8:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of State's internal watchdog said Wednesday that an investigation into an alleged conflict of interest with a department contractor that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline showed that the agency had acted properly.

Dealing a blow to environmentalists opposed to the project, a report by the State Department's Office of Inspector General said the investigation found that Environmental Resources Management Inc. had disclosed its previous work with Keystone builder TransCanada Corp., and that the past projects didn't involve...
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