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Keystone XL Wins Green Light From U.S. to Plow Ahead on Project

Jan. 22, 2020, 8:21 PM

TC Energy Corp.’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline took another step forward with U.S. approval of a key stretch of construction.

The Interior Department authorized construction across a swath of federal land in Montana, according to a release on Wednesday.

While approval by the oil-friendly Trump administration was expected, the move is a sign of growing momentum for a project that ground to a halt under federal opposition in 2015.

“This is another important step as we advance towards building this important energy infrastructure project,’’ TC spokesman Terry Cunha said in an email.

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