Trump BLM Permit Moves Keystone XL Pipeline Closer To Construction

“The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way grant allowing for the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline across 44 miles of land in Montana.

Company TC Energy will now be permitted to construct the pipeline across the federally managed lands, according to a statement from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The pipeline is opposed by environmental and indigenous groups who have claimed that the line could infringe on land considered sacred and that it could negatively affect the environment.”

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill January 22, 2020.