WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, ALBERTA: U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration approved TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists
WASHINGTON—Canada’s hotly debated, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline received its elusive U.S. presidential permit from Donald Trump on Friday, eight years and six months after the initial application for it to cross the American border.
The president made the announcement at the White House.
He was accompanied by the president of TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based pipeline company that has wrestled with lawsuits, resistant landowners, protesters and Washington Democrats.
“You’ve been waiting for a long, long time,” Trump said to TransCanada’s Russ Girling. “It’s a great day for American jobs and a historic moment for North America and energy independence.”
– The Star, Canadian Press