TransCanada challenges Keystone XL denial
Five studies and 17,000 pages of scientific analysis by the U.S. State Department concluded that Keystone XL would not significantly contribute to climate change, and would have minimal impact to the environment. Despite this, on November 6, 2015, Keystone XL was denied.
Arbitrary and Unjustified
The U.S. Administration acknowledged the decision was based on the perceptions by the international community about U.S. leadership on climate change. TransCanada followed every Federal and State process over a protracted seven-year review period and Keystone XL passed every economic, environmental and geopolitical test. The U.S. administration’s decision was arbitrary and unjustified.
On January 6, 2016, TransCanada announced legal action under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and also initiated Constitutional litigation against the U.S. Administration.