State Dept. announces next stages in Keystone XL pipeline
The U.S. State Department has announced the next stages in the process of approving or rejecting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to the Gulf Coast of America.
The next steps are announced for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that would run through Nebraska. The U.S. State Department expects to release a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement next month and then open for public input…
The public will have 45 days to comment after the Supplemental Draft Statement next month.
The U.S. State Department expects to make a decision on granting a construction permit or not by the end of the year.
Approval is almost certain but environmental groups and many legislators in the states that would be crossed by the pipeline are hoping for stronger regulation to protect the environment and possibly even an alternate route that would avoid particularly sensitive ecosystems.