Environment & Energy Report

Keystone Foes Prepare Fight as Trump Issues Pipeline Permit

March 24, 2017, 6:53 PM

President Donald Trump is making good on his promise to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline—but the fight is far from over.

Instead, it shifts to courtrooms, a Nebraska agency and congressional town hall meetings, where environmental activists and landowners have plotted ways to keep blocking the pipeline TransCanada Corp. has been trying to build for more than eight years. Just winning Nebraska regulators’ approval for Keystone XL’s route through the state could take TransCanada another six months.

“A federal approval of the permit is not the end of the line for this project; there’s still many obstacles,” said Anthony...

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