Keystone pipeline could make comeback under Trump

Obama put the Keystone pipeline in its grave but now many signs suggest that impending US President Donald Trump will revive the controversial pipeline.

Photo: John Minchillo/AP/Polfoto

For seven years the Canadian and US oil sectors fought for permission to build the 1,900 kilometer oil pipeline Keystone which would run from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska, USA. And for seven years environmental organizations and citizens opposed it with a passion. Until finally – last November – US President Obama made the decision to drop the pipeline.

But doubt has now resurfaced about how final his decision is. Because with a new president headed to the White house, the oil industry seems to be weighing the possibility of reviving the Keystone project.

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