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Trump Doubles Down on Keystone Oil Pipeline With New Permit

March 29, 2019, 9:48 PM

President Donald Trump issued a new permit for TransCanada Corp.’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline Friday, doubling down on his commitment to the project after a court ruling blocked a previous authorization by his State Department.

The move aims to undercut legal challenges to the $8 billion project, including a November ruling by a Montana-based district judge that faulted the State Department’s previous environmental analysis, according to a person familiar with the matter. The pipeline, proposed more than a decade ago, would carry crude from Canada’s oil sands to the U.S. Midwest. Trump’s State Department approved the project in 2017 after...

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