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U.S. State Dept to approve Keystone pipeline permit -Politico
March 23, 2017 / 3:34 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. State Dept to approve Keystone pipeline permit -Politico

WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico.

The State Department’s undersecretary for political affairs, Tom Shannon, will approve the cross-border permit on or before Monday, at the end of the 60-day timeline that President Donald Trump ordered in January when he called for construction of Keystone and the Dakota Access pipelines.

Reporting By Valerie Volcovici; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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