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Trump administration to approve Keystone pipeline on US land

4 months 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, January 22 2020 Jan 22, 2020 January 22, 2020 11:41 AM January 22, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By MATTHEW BROWN
Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would sign the approval for about 45 miles of the line's route Wednesday. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. A lawsuit challenging the pipeline is pending before a federal judge in Montana who has previously ruled against the project. The 1,200-mile pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from western Canada to U.S. refineries.

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