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Trump administration gives approval for Keystone XL pipeline on U.S. land

Source: Matthew Brown, The Associated Press, January 22, 2020 

The 1,930-kilometer (1,200-mile) pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels (35 million gallons) of crude oil daily

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told The Associated Press, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom.

The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt covers 46 miles (74 kilometers) of the line’s route across land in Montana controlled by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said Casey Hammond, assistant secretary of the Interior Department.

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