Houston – The new route of the Keystone XL, which is around a fragile ecological environment of Nebraska, will be ready within weeks, said an officer of TransCanada yesterday, the company behind the controversial project.
TransCanada expects to file a new application for a permit from the U.S. State Department for the proposed Keystone XL, which is from Alberta and across the United States to travel to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. The construction of the southern portion of the conduit, which is subject to the green light from regulators but not to that of the U.S. administration would begin in late spring or early summer. Moreover, opponents of the U.S. pipeline project blocked the road with trucks for six hours at Wanblee, a native reserve in South Dakota. Truck drivers have taken this route back to Canada to save money. The activists were arrested and released for misconduct. The truck continued on to their police escort.