TransCanada says it has received a presidential permit from the U.S. State Department allowing it to build the long-delayed Keystone X-L pipeline.
Former president Barack Obama rejected the previous Keystone proposal saying it wasn’t in the U.S. national interest.
The new administration has said repeatedly President Donald Trump supports the project.
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Saskatchewan Premier Wall has said he would welcome a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to push forward with construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline
In a written statement in January, Premier Brad Wall said this was a “win for both our countries’ energy industries, for energy consumers and for energy security.”
Premier Wall also suggested the project will result in some 2,000 jobs to build the 530 kilometres of the Keystone pipeline through Alberta and Saskatchewan.
He said it could mean an additional $1.3 million in annual property tax revenues in this province.
But the project still faces some hurdles.
TransCanada still does not have deals with all the landowners in Nebraska on the proposed route and protesters are vowing to try to stop the project.