Trump Approves TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

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It's official: moments ago TransCanada said the U.S. Department of State issued a presidential permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, ending a multi-year controversial, at times acrimonious debate over the future of the pipeline. The pipeline linking Canadian oil sands to U.S. refiners had been blocked by Barack Obama, who said the pipeline would do nothing to reduce fuel prices for U.S. motorists and would contribute emissions linked to global warming.

"This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure."

Transcanada also said it would continue to work with Nebraska, Montana and South Dakota to get necessary permits and approvals to advance project to construction

Full statement is below:

TransCanada Receives Presidential Permit for Keystone XL


TransCanada Corporation (TSX:TRP) (NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) today announced that the U.S. Department of State has signed and issued a Presidential Permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline. 


"This is a significant milestone for the Keystone XL project," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and chief executive officer. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's Administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative and we look forward to working with them as we continue to invest in and strengthen North America's energy infrastructure."


Keystone XL is an important piece of TransCanada's comprehensive U.S. growth portfolio driving an investment of more than US$15 billion in liquids and natural gas projects that will create thousands of well-paying jobs and generate substantial economic benefits across the U.S.


TransCanada will continue to engage key stakeholders and neighbors throughout Nebraska, Montana and South Dakota to obtain the necessary permits and approvals to advance this project to construction.


In conjunction, TransCanada has discontinued its claim under Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and will end its U.S. Constitutional challenge.

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SallySnyd's picture

Here is an article showing what the oil sands mining operations look like in Northern Alberta, the source area for synthetic crude oil that will be transported by Keystone:


Obviously, ramping up production will have a significant impact on the environment in Northern Alberta.

dunderduck's picture

The alternative to oil & gas being what?  Firewood?  Solar panels?  Windmills?

VinceFostersGhost's picture





As long as I can keep my jet.

FrozenGoodz's picture

But but ... the steels American right? Environment losing but who cares, Canada's winning

Manthong's picture

Maybe the lib’tards and injuns would rather have the Oracle from Omaha  trains dumping flaming oil across the sacred lands.


BuckWild's picture

There are record levels of crude stored in Cushing. And we are building storage tanks as fast as possible. We have enough crude here in the USA we don't need Canada's Oil Sand's. Wake up people this is part of NAFTA and it is not good for MAGA. It is good for the Globalist, and Elites that have fucked up everything ! Wonderful lets give a foreign nation a foothold across our Nation. I'm clapping but my head is shaking. FOOLS!

Dr. Engali's picture

Not enough duct tape in the world to contain the lib heads from exploding.

Muddy1's picture

And before the day is over some lib head judge will hand down a ruling to stop the project.

Manthong's picture


I want all of the lube we can possibly get.

Heat up the pipes and if there is a little Canadian grit there, so be it.

..ever do it on the beach?

Dilute a bit and spray it all over the solar panels 

Does anybody remember “drill, baby, drill”?

Well, we have it now up, down and thousands of feet horizontal.

It feels good, doesn’t it?

…sorry for the free streaming undiluted chain of thought.. just having fun now.


Herodotus's picture

Coal.  Enough for 400 years.

Manthong's picture

It may be that WV will be back in business soon.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

And we are made to feel bad for dumping a few quarts of oil behind the garage.




Manthong's picture

Aw geez.. please don’t do that… just bring it to your favorite service station…

They have a disposal tank for that and will likely take a few gallons now and then from a customer.

The disposal oil will be put to a good use.

otschelnik's picture

Sorry Sal, they're all ramped up in Albert years ago.  They started delivering that oil in 2006 in rail cars.   That was shortly before Buffett bought the Burlington Northern railroad and now has they monopoly on delivery.  And thanks to Obummer, he's been shakin' down the Canucks for 9 years now.  Cunning old bastard.

Trump by approving XL Kestone is now opening up the market to SAFER and CHEAPER delivery to Cushing... makin' America great again.  Oh, and ending crony capitalism...

Bay of Pigs's picture

Bullshit. This is the LAST part if the pipeline to be built.

Thousands of miles of pipelines already in place moving oil.

Benjamin123's picture

Think of it as a cleanup operation. The oil companies are cleaning an ancient oil spill.

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

Complete enviro kooks are insane....

Blankone's picture

This is pretty much the level of comment in opposition to the link by SallySnyd. 

How is the operation not the strip mining of a toxic substance?  With tailing ponds more toxic than regular stip mining operations, which will continue to leach toxins.  Just how can the land be reclaimed considering the nature of the substance being so mined.  Is there a single example of a large scale operation reclaiming the land and making it non toxic and regrowing the native plants and trees? 

When you consider the topography, water table and climate I see little hope of ever repairing the damage.  I have seen gravel pits turned into lakes with fish.  Ever seen a pit dug for this resource/mining support fish once exhausted and allowed to become a pond/lake?

And then there is the leaching of toxins into the streams.  While abundent, those streams and rivers are one of  the greatest long term resources of Canada.  They will slowly become toxic and remain so.

But that is Canada's nation.  Here is the US, is the pipeline double walled?  Are even the water crossings and areas of high watertable built with double walled pipe?  Not that I heard. 

Make America great with the pipeline and independent with the oil supply?  Really?  Then WHY mine it?  It is just going to be sold on the open market to other countries.  For the profit of some.  If you want oil independence leave it there, use up the oil from the ME and South America and then mine it many years from now.

dogbreath's picture

Have you ever been there?  

dogbreath's picture

where are you from cocksucker!  why don't you post pictures of the post apocalyptic landscape around your home with the three cars on the driveway.   Ft mac is there because you still breathe and while you peddle your shite your sisters want everyone in the world to have three cars

Manthong's picture

..sounds like I need to get rid of one of the 3 SUV's....

the Hummer is getting a little expensive to keep up now.

dogbreath's picture

I'm into recycling.  buy well maintained used vehicles and drive them into the ground.  I would like a second vehicle for around town that is cheaper to drive than the pick up but does the cost of insurance etc. justtify the fuel savings

TheMeatTrapper's picture

Don't worry SillySally, Trudeau will make sure everything is cool. Right? 

ATM's picture

Go onto google maps and see what it looks like. It's a speck in the vast northern Canadian wasteland.

Then go look at an area like SW Indiana that used to have strip mining. 

Then tell me again about the "damage".

BobbyRay's picture

Wow, such a valid source. Do you drive, fly, use plastics, shit in a toilet? Do you NOT use oil?  Then, with no respect, you need to STFU. I dealt with enviromental (heavy emphasis on MENTAL) groups for years. Most don't give a SHIT about the environment. It is all about power. Besides I would take "global warming" over giving a dime to the ME. Life is about trade-offs. This is a great one.

BobbyRay's picture

And while you are at it, send us a photo of how you power your house. All solar, geo, etc I presume?

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Mar 24, 2017 6:39 AM

We need to nuke the gay whales & polar bears who are causing global warming because they refuse to use transgender bathrooms, or ride in driverless Teslas.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Needed to be said.


Death to anyone that disagrees!

Lore's picture

Mr. Obama can take comfort in the knowledge that "global warming" seems to be off the table for all but the most vested interests.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

northern alberta?? you ever been there??  nobody gives a shit about insect filled shit lands..but it does make the enviro nut cases feel so good about this puking seal or that vicious are really wonderful people you care sooo much.

HockeyFool's picture

Right. They show pictures of the 1 sq mile plant but not the 1000s and 1000s of square miles of forest around it. This is in the middle of fucking no where.

How much of a carbon foot print does Toronto have? Maybe we should shut Toronto down because it pollutes too much?

Shut down Canuck cities and their crappy hockey teams too and save the fucking planet.

DieSocialJusticeWankers's picture

True...the oil sands are in the middle of butt fuck nowhere...the landscape there is already ugly too....

VinceFostersGhost's picture



you are really wonderful people you care sooo much.


Well.......we like to think so.

nevertheless's picture

It's much like the ideology of bombing Syria for "humanitarian reasons". 

People only care when their asters tell them to. Too few people think for themselves. 

ToSoft4Truth's picture

How are the Indians getting eliminated?  Any Indian shooting jobs? 

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Don't worry about them.....they can run numbers legally.


They have freakin casinos man!

yogibear's picture

Hillions of Indian H1Bs looking to flodd the US for jobs.

yogibear's picture

Millions of Indian, bobble-head H1Bs looking to flood the US for the jobs.

Blackhawks's picture

Our "country" is an oil company with an army.

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) Blackhawks Mar 24, 2017 6:57 AM

You left out the part about the [same] army being commanded by a civilian CIC, who, in turn, is controlled by a deep state intelligence community influenced by Israel Firsters & blackmailed by an international pedo ring.

E.F. Mutton's picture

You left out the Lizard Overlords.  They have feelings too, you know.

nevertheless's picture

They don't have "feelings", they have A feeling, loathing for anything that is not Zionist. 

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) nevertheless Mar 24, 2017 7:45 AM

well, they do appear to be fond of little kids.

nevertheless's picture

As long as you understand Zionist Jews are the guys at the top...

Harry Lightning's picture

If the Canadian people through their government have decided to extract bitumin from tar sands in this region, that is their decision. If Canada has decided to go ahead with this work, the US President has an obligation to his people to provide the jobs needed to build and maintain a pipeline for the oil produced in the Canadian project.

Its a shame the world does not have enough safe energy resources to serve its populations unless it sacrifices pristine geography that makes great photos for Hallmark cards but really does nothing to benefit humanity. That is the price of progress - deal with it. If you have a better solution that will not bankrupt world economies and lead to global economic strife that results in people starving, then please offer it forward and perhaps you will get some attention for a good proposition. In the interim, factories and hospitals need electiricty, homes need heat, cars need gasoline, and much of the chemistry of this world that produces organic chemical solutions to many of the world's problems need crude oil for their synthesis reactions. 

I am glad to see that the present US President has just bitch-slapped the last one, so that now - finally - the oil from the Canadian tar sands will most efficiently flow on to assist the people of the world. 

GotAFriendInBen's picture

Destroy the planet so that humans can flourish?

Have you seen the impact of plastics on the coeans?

Strip mining on the mountains

Contamination of the aquifer and atmosphere?


You do realize that there is only ONE planet and that forests are the planet's lungs?

The wateerways are its bloodstream

And you say, F it? Let's live for today so that more worthless humans can ride their monster trucks?

nevertheless's picture

well said, but too many of these sheep are trained dogs to hate the envirnment because its "liberal"...


So, they will push fro total envirmental destruction, even as their children die of cancer...sick MFers

Logan 5's picture
Logan 5 (not verified) nevertheless Mar 24, 2017 7:31 AM

I notice there aren't many folks named Rothschilds or Rockefeller who are attempting The Ozaki 8

Bay of Pigs's picture

Looks like the fucktards are out in force on this thread.

You know, guys like you.