Keystone pipeline gets key approval from State Department

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 00:58:35-04

The U.S. State Department delivered a victory to TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline Monday.

According to Bloomberg News, the department found the conduit’s approved, alternate route would have no significant environmental impacts in the state of Nebraska.

That new route was approved by Nebraska regulators and of eight categories inspected by the department, only one was proven to have a negligible effect.

The 1,200-mile pipeline would help carry 830,000 barrels of crude a day from Alberta’s tar sands to U.S. Gulf Coast refiners.

A portion of the pipeline would run through Eastern Montana.