US State Department issues long-awaited permit for Keystone XL pipeline

The US Department of State issued a presidential permit for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline more than 8 years after sponsor TransCanada Corp. originally sought cross-border approval of the project. Under-Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. signed the permit after President Donald J. Trump reversed his predecessor Barack Obama's decision and said the project would be in the US national interest.

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