WASHINGTON, November 3. /Corr. Anatoly Bochinin/. Company TransCanada has asked the U.S. Department of state to suspend the consideration of the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf coast in the U.S. state of Texas. On Monday announced the publication of “Politico”.
It notes that TransCanada, acting as the operator of the project, a few weeks ago appealed to the public service Commission of Nebraska, fulfilling the role of local independent controller, with a request to approve a new route for the pipeline. Earlier critics of this project was rebuked by the canadian company that she worked through the leadership of the state, not through the office.
“I note that when last year the route of the pipeline in Nebraska have any questions, the state Department decided to suspend consideration (project) to the moment when the dispute is resolved. We believe that under current circumstances such a suspension would also be appropriate,” the statement said company President Russ Girling.
Earlier, U.S. President Barack Obama said that the Keystone XL project may only be approved once the state Department finishes its environmental review. In this regard, in February of this year, the President vetoed a bill passed by the Congress in support of this initiative. “We are not going to build the pipeline, which will bring great benefits to a foreign state, if we do not have confidence that it is not dangerous for the environment,” he said.
Many environmental organizations from the outset, had expressed serious concerns about this project, because it involves transportation through the territory of the United States is extremely dirty raw materials produced in the oil Sands in Alberta, Canada.