(EnviroNews World News) — EnviroNews World News ascertained late this evening, on November 2, 2015, that TransCanada has made a request with the U.S. Government to suspended it’s permit application for the fourth and final leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline — a project intended to carry some of the most carbon-loaded tar sands oil on earth, through the U.S. and over the Oglala aquifer, and onward to the gulf of Mexico.
The proposed pipeline project has been arguably the most hotly contested environmental issues in U.S. history, but tonight, that battle is over — at least for now.
Pundits are speculating that Canada’s newly elected left-leaning prime minister, coupled with Hillary Clinton’s recent declaration of her opposition to the project, are to blame for the Canadian pipeline giant putting things on hold.
If the Government agrees and puts the process on hold, it does not mean the project is permanently dead. It is surmised that TransCanada will lurk in the outskirts — in hopes that the U.S. population will elect a pro-Keystone-XL president in 2016, at which time the application could be revived.
More on this to come on this. Stay tuned.
— EnviroNews (@EnviroNewsTV) November 3, 2015