Obama Administration OKs Portion of TransCanada’s Tar Sands Pipeline

Jun 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

Company received permit from Army Corps of Engineers to begin building southern portion of its Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration gave TransCanada the OK to build the southern portion of its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Tuesday.

“President Obama abandoned Texans and Oklahomans to the whims of Big Oil and an Army Corps that appears only too willing to serve them,” said Kim Huynh, dirty fuels campaigner at Friends of the Earth. (photo: Josh Lopez via tarsandsaction)

The company still needs two other permits to build the other portions of the Keystone XL, which will bring tar sands crude from Albert to Texas’ Gulf coast.

Environmental activists have slammed the decision and vowed to continue fighting the pipeline.

For more on this story, visit: Obama Administration OKs Portion of TransCanada’s Tar Sands Pipeline | Common Dreams.

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