Bitter Keystone Battle A New Normal For Pipeline Reviews

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 7:33 PM EST) -- The decision of whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline now rests with the Obama administration after the public comment period wrapped up on Friday, but experts say the politically charged review process will make future cross-border pipeline permitting a lengthier, more publicized affair that could discourage all but the most patient and deep-pocketed of energy companies.

Keystone supporters and opponents have made their final pitches to the U.S. Department of State in comments on the agency's final environmental impact statement that are likely to...
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