Trump signs permit for construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Washington Post ($)

By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin March 29, 2019 at 5:55 p.m. EDT

President Trump signed a new order Friday granting permission for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, marking the White House’s latest effort to jump-start one of the most controversial infrastructure proposals in recent U.S. history.

Trump’s presidential permit gives TransCanada, the Calgary-based firm behind the project, permission to β€œconstruct, connect, operate and maintain” the pipeline in U.S. territory. The order appears aimed at addressing a ruling from a federal court judge in Montana last fall, who halted the project after finding the Trump administration had inadequately considered the environmental impact of the project before allowing it to move forward. MORE>>

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