For Keystone, Large Hurdles Lurk Beyond Gov't Approval

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT) -- TransCanada Corp.'s controversial Keystone XL pipeline could secure federal approval any day now, but the company would still have to overcome a unified and well-funded opposition ready for a barrage of litigation that could significantly delay, or even block, the $7 billion project, attorneys say.

The 1,700-mile pipeline, proposed to stretch from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf of Mexico, will face contests from every legal angle, including permit challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, according to...
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