TransCanada To Break Ground On Part Of Keystone Pipeline

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 2:44 PM EST) -- TransCanada Corp. said Monday it would start building a major leg of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S., allowing the company to partially avoid the presidential permit process that has held up the controversial project.

In a letter to the U.S. Department of State, TransCanada said it would begin construction on a portion of the pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to the Gulf Coast that wouldn’t need a presidential permit.

As initially planned, the roughly 1,700-mile Keystone XL project would have expanded on an existing pipeline...
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