Southern Part of Keystone Pipeline is Approved
Posted at 10:45 a.m. on June 28, 2012
While Republicans were reportedly unable to include a provision in the transportation bill to approve the entire Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta, Canada to the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Obama administration has granted a permit “for part of the route passing through Texas,” according to the New York Times.
“The Corps of Engineers is still reviewing permits for a section of the pipeline beginning at a major oil depot in Cushing, Okla., and linking up with the final leg ending at the gulf. In January, President Obama denied TransCanada permission to build the northern part of the pipeline from Canada to Oklahoma, saying Congress had not given him sufficient time to review the environmental impact.”