Sunday, 24 January 2016

Dispute over Keystone XL Pipeline Rumbles On

After President Obama denied the approval needed for the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, in November 2015, it might have been thought that the matter would be finally over. It had, after all, been in dispute for an extended period over seven years.

Opposition to the pipeline galvanized an unlikely coalition of environmental activists, indigenous advocates, and farmers and ranchers, as this article details. 

But what had been claimed as a victory for these interests is now clouded by the news that a lawsuit has been filed against the US governmentTransCanada, the company that has been seeking permission to build the pipeline is quoted in this article as saying that the denial of permission to build the pipeline was a political one, fuelled by concerns about  an international image  on climate change policies.

It would appear the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline is not yet finished. 


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